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Remote Weather Station

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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For an armchair meteorologist, a remote weather station can make the perfect addition to any den, living room, or office. A variety of products with a full spectrum of features are available, running the gamut from a simple indoor outdoor thermometer to a full-featured up-to-the-minute weather guide. Contemporary wireless technology makes it easy to beam data from the outdoors indoors, and large LCD displays provide legible numeric or iconographic data in both conventional and metric measurements.

Remote weather stations are handy for sportsmen of any kind, but may be especially convenient for boaters, fishermen, or others that are exposed to temperamental elements. Many weather stations will use trends in air pressure to predict a short term forecast (with an accuracy as high as 75%), and some use complex algorithms that take into account everything from humidity to UV index data to develop a more accurate forecast. This can mean the difference between being sopping wet on your boat and being warm, dry, and productive back home.

Alternative Uses for Remote Weather Stations

Small weather stations can also be used for a variety of in-home applications. Maintaining the climate in wine cellars is easy with a little bit of digital help. Other popular uses include monitoring pools or hot tubs--all you need is a tiny sensor with a waterproof probe.

Additional sensors such as the waterproof thermometer are available for almost any personal weather station, depending on manufacturer and model type. Many vendors are happy to answer any questions regarding specific product options and availability. Product-specific information is also available direct from the manufacturer.


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