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Digital Weather Station

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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A digital weather station is an affordable way to know what's going on in the present and also plan for the near future. Compact, comprehensive, and above all, accurate, many owners of weather stations wonder how they once got by without them. While its true that many people keep analog thermometers and barometers around the house, but if you're looking for accuracy, only a digital weather station can give it to you.

Inexpensive weather stations range from as little as 30 to 50 dollars, and give precise readings on the temperature from multiple locations. Packaged with the weather station itself is a wireless remote sensor. Wireless remote sensors on inexpensive weather stations usually have a range of about 80 feet. The weather station can display indoor temperature information as well as temperature information for wherever the remote sensor is located, whether that be indoors, out of doors, or even in your pool or hot tub!

The Difference of a Professional Digital Weather Station

Inexpensive home weather stations are nice, but if you really want a suite of information that you can trust, you might be looking for a more professional weather station. There are a few major manufacturers of professional models, notably Davis Instruments and La Crosse Technology. Both companies make high-end weather stations that measure and record a wealth of meteorological information.

While they are no larger than their more inexpensive domestic counterparts, professional digital weather stations use much more advanced and complicated sensory equipment. Most use more that one sensory device, including (but not limited to) a rain gauge, a wind speed and direction meter, and even a radiation shielded thermometer and UV meter.


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