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Indoor Outdoor Weather Station

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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The way that an indoor outdoor weather station works is simple, and a great improvement over past weather stations. With a less complicated setup than even a DVD player, you can monitor changes in the weather from the comfort of the home office, den, living room--wherever! Weather stations make a great addition in convenience to any home.

Indoor outdoor weather stations have taken over the market. With the exception of some pocket-sized models made almost exclusively for applications that involve microclimate control (such as wine cellar regulation), most home weather stations available have indoor/outdoor functionality. Even models that run as little at 35 dollars often include a remote temperature sensor.

The Workings of an Indoor Outdoor Weather Station

The sensor or sensor suite is an independently powered (usually powered by solar energy) array of high-quality sensory devices that measures and records a wealth of climate information. Some sensor suites include such specialized equipment as rain gauges and UV meters, and all contain basic residential weather station necessities like digital thermometers and hygrometers.

The wide swath of data measured by the sensor suite is then radioed indoors to the base station module. Depending on the model, the wireless transmission range many be as long as 120 meters. Every single snippet of data, from inHG of barometric pressure to soil moisture data is the displayed on an easy-to-read, high contrast LCD screen.


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