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Offline RobD

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Home weather station recommendations
« on: April 08, 2019, 02:44:18 PM »
I'm starting a new topic because the other ones about home weather stations haven't been updated in about 8 years :)

We're moving this week & I promised myself a home weather station when we get settled. There are two available on Costco.com (La Crosse Weather Station with Remote Sensor Model C84343 $40; and La Crosse 5-in-1 Professional Wireless Weather Station Model C83100 $95) but the reviews on there are meh. Based on other threads on here, I'm looking at the wxforum.net threads at: http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?PHPSESSID=1136fcb0c3c387479c44f379ac559d19&board=71.0 but I'm wondering what y'all have/like.

I'd like for it to be under $250, and it has to be fairly easy to mount. Thank you!
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Re: Home weather station recommendations
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 02:55:49 PM »
I don't know much as its not my cup of tea, but the name I see come up the most in relation to home weather stations is Davis.  Davis has a varied array of devices at various price points. 
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Re: Home weather station recommendations
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 03:03:58 PM »
Thanks Eric. I just took a look at the Vantage Vue by Davis; and the Ambient Weather WS-2902.

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Re: Home weather station recommendations
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2019, 03:53:04 PM »
The guys in my neighborhood use a Davis as well. This is the site that I count on and as you can see there is a lot of information available. I’ve linked to their homepage which details their device. There’s a lot of neat data available. Obviously the specific model they use is above your price point but that may be more indicative of buying it directly from the manufacturer. Anywho, Davis is on the top of my list as well when I have the funds. In the meantime, I got my wife a thin white T-shirt to run outside and check the weather in. Sadly, she refuses to participate in my scientific endeavors. So, I find myself referring to the link below several times a day.

https://www.nashvilleweather.net/index.shtml
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Re: Home weather station recommendations
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2019, 04:53:40 PM »
I'm starting a new topic because the other ones about home weather stations haven't been updated in about 8 years :)

We're moving this week & I promised myself a home weather station when we get settled. There are two available on Costco.com (La Crosse Weather Station with Remote Sensor Model C84343 $40; and La Crosse 5-in-1 Professional Wireless Weather Station Model C83100 $95) but the reviews on there are meh. Based on other threads on here, I'm looking at the wxforum.net threads at: http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?PHPSESSID=1136fcb0c3c387479c44f379ac559d19&board=71.0 but I'm wondering what y'all have/like.

I'd like for it to be under $250, and it has to be fairly easy to mount. Thank you!
I have the Costco one. It's fine for rain and low temperatures, but not much else. It claims to be fan aspirated, but it still reads 15 degrees too high on a sunny afternoon. And since the temperature sensor is in the same unit as the rain gauge, you can't move it to a shady area or your rainfall readings will be too low. I've never been able to get the app to work either. Also my record high wind gust is 26 mph. It's totally bogus because that storm pulled my flag out of its mounting in my brick. Knocked over a bunch of trees too. I have it on the roof of my patio and it still doesn't read wind very well.
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Re: Home weather station recommendations
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2019, 04:56:04 PM »
Thanks for that! Won't waste my money on those then.

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Re: Home weather station recommendations
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2019, 02:27:26 PM »
I would advise staying away from wireless weather stations if they use the 2.4 GHz band (which most do in the consumer space) unless you live in the boonies.  With so much wifi everywhere now that can use 2.4 ghz you are going to find yourself constantly resetting and missing data on your devices.  Unfortunately wired solutions are very expensive as it gets into ultra precise scientific equipment the NWS would be using in their stations.

One of my projects for the summer is going to build an Arduino based wireless weather station that uses a LORA based radio to transmit data.  There are plenty of plans people have submitted over at instructables.com so I am just going to grab a couple I like and go with that.  Once I do it I will post results and difficultly levels.  If I knew anyone with any kind of business skills I'd start making these commercially as the parts are cheap and LORA is the perfect way transmit this low bandwidth, non latency sensitive data.  I really think people in the enthusiast market would buy them up.

 

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