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Old 07-06-2015, 03:59 PM   #1
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Best home 'weather station'

Can you recommend a good quality home weather station that will give me wind speed and rainfall along with the normal readings like I get from my current Acurite? I see a wide range of models and prices available but could use some experienced reviews.

Not a weather geek, so I'm not looking for sophisticated stuff...maybe some basic data history that can be saved would be good.

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Old 07-06-2015, 05:15 PM   #2
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I have a Davis weather station and highly recommend it, it's been running trouble free since I installed it 5 years ago. Certainly not the cheapest but much better than the cheaper LaCrosse it replaced.

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Old 07-06-2015, 05:40 PM   #3
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Not a "best" or even a "recommended", but timely for me... Bought this Sharper Image weather station, still in the box, at our local resale shop for $2 about two weeks ago. : Sharper Image Wireless Internet Weather Station, Model# EC-WS115 : Digital Weather Station : Home & Kitchen

It works great and wirelessly updates every 4 hours. We have two weather stations near us... One about 1/4 mile away, and the other at the airport, about 2 miles from our house. Not sure where the signal comes from... I think AccuWeather.

That Davis model looks pretty nice, but a little bit out of my budget.
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+1 for Davis. Mine has been working great for years. Only issue is debris in rain collector constantly.

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I have a Davis weather station as well, love it. I've only had it a couple of years but had a couple of different Acu rite weather stations before the Davis. The Acu rite kept losing some of their functions and after replacing them a couple of times, I switched to the Davis. No problems with it at all.
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Old 07-07-2015, 07:19 AM   #6
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That Davis station look very interesting, had never thought about getting one of these, but wouldn't mind that showing up under the Christmas tree.
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Search for data logging software to go with your weather station. I had one that would track wind speed/direction/ temperature every minute and other sensors, like solar and rain, as they changed and checked every 15 minutes. After years, I could run charts and graphs to see my seasonal changes. A week of temp. changes and I could see cooling and heating trends, etc. It made the weather station a thousand times more useful.

Mine used a RS232 cable between the weather station's base and my desktop PC. I don't have it any more, lost in a house fire. Not even sure what brand it was. I'll try and see if I can recall.

Here is a link to data logging the referred-to weather station. Along with 3rd party software, you could upload to wunderground and have your own on-line weather station.

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