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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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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Post by Glacier » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:09 am

We were at my brother's place near Kelowna last night it was raining like crazy. I checked my weather station after a couple hours of rain, and absolutely nothing! I figured that it must have been plugged with leaves or bird poo, but nope, when I checked it when I got home, it was draining, but it was partially blocked with grain of sand such that the water was directed to only one side of the tipping bucket. cleaned it out, and now we're good to go again.
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