Weather Instrument Discussions

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Weather Instrument Discussions

Post by Sardisbcwx » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:10 pm

All your questions or information regarding weather insturments.
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Post by Forrest Gump » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:50 pm

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Post by moonshadow0825 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:49 am

Sardisbcwx wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:10 pm
All your questions or information regarding weather insturments.
what would you recommend?
we've been old fashioned :gramps: here with outdoor thermometer, a barometer and phone apps but I'd like to get into this century as far as monitoring goes :lolsign:
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Re: Weather Instrument Discussions

Post by Abby_wx » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:28 am

My recommendation is the Davis Vantage Vue. It's about as close as you can get to a professional station at a budget price, though some may find the $350 to $400 price tag is still too high.

For those wanting to spend less, some members have had success with AcuRite stations. They generally run between $100 and $200. There are numerous models with slightly varying features, and even more variable reliability, so I wouldn't be able to recommend a particular one.
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Post by Sardisbcwx » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:30 am

Acurite came out with their newest model (the atlas) I think to give Davis a run for their money it's pricey at $600.00 cdn on Amazon but has some nice features by what I've seen. I do like the HD screen very nice I know the cheaper units had issues with the Aspirated fan that caused temps to spike in sunlight even with the fan running, I know I owned one at one time and was disappointed with it.

https://www.acurite.com/atlas-weather-station.html
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Post by vitog » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:45 pm

I've had a Bios wireless indoor/outdoor thermometer for several years. It works OK, but is not very accurate and only stores high and low readings since the last manual reset. I'd like to get a device that stores hourly readings and daily highs/lows for at least a few days, until the data is downloaded to a PC via Wi-Fi. Something with an accuracy of at least +/- 0.5 degrees C would be nice. Does such a device exist? I've found several units that download data to a smartphone, but I prefer to use a PC with MS Windows 10. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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