home weather station

home weather station

PostBy: tvb On: Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:51 am

Who has a home weather station?

I've been wanting to buy one but am a bit overwhelmed with all the choices out there. Ideally, it will have indoor/outdoor temps, indoor/outdoor humidity, and a barometer function. Even better is one that can be extended with additional functions such as rainfall amounts, and wind speed/direction in case I want to add that stuff later on.

Any suggestions from other weather geeks?
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Re: home weather station

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:31 am

I've looked at them too but then figured I can just get much better local weather info for free online. ;)
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Re: home weather station

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:08 am

I have one from Oregon Scientific. It's all wireless, shows in & out temps,wind chill, barometer, rainfall (auto empty), wind (average speed, top speed, & direction). It was less than $200. All the outdoor stuff is built good enough, and each has a solar panel on it. I put lithium batteries in it 2 yrs ago & only now does one thing want new batteries, but, it sends info all day even with dead batteries. During the summer there's enough sunlight to charge it's internal battery.
PS the little gauge on top left is another wind speed. That one is hard wire. You can't have two radio control wind speeds at once. Well, technically you can, but every one made, by every company, uses the same frequency.
PPS For about $100 I think, you can buy software that connects to your computer & records all info 24 hrs a day.
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Re: home weather station

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:37 am

Freddy, what is a rain aguge? And what's going on in Joe's garage? :D
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Re: home weather station

PostBy: ken On: Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:08 am

Whats going on in Joe's garage? :shock:
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Re: home weather station

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:24 am

Band Practice?? Zappa liked sheep???
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX8415wWqU4
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Re: home weather station

PostBy: titleist1 On: Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:30 am

I just have a simple wireless thermometer that displays indoor and outdoor temps and records low and high temps. I thought about getting a more involved station, but weatherbug has a couple stations locally, one about 1 mile away and the other about 3 miles away. If I don't feel like looking out the window, I can bring up the webpage and look at the camera view! :) :)

http://weather.weatherbug.com/MD/North% ... =0&ssns=4&
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