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Weather Forecasting Station

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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Have you ever thought that it would be handy to have your own weather forecasting station? Do you play golf, and wish you could insure against a sudden summer shower? Or are you a hobby horticulturalist with a need for precise climate data?

Having your own weather forecasting station may not be as much of a pipe dream as it sounds. Although there is a large horde of sensory equipment needed to accurately predict the weather, modern technology beings professional weather station equipment home, at a cost that is surprisingly affordable. Companies such as Davis Instruments make it easy to customize a powerful weather station to your needs, monitoring data that you need, and handling it according to your specifications.

Weather Forecasting Stations and Stations That Do Not Forecast

As with any tech gadget, the range of products available is very wide. Not all weather stations have the same features, and not all can predict the upcoming weather. Among the products that do offer weather forecasts, not all of them use the same methods, which can lead to disparate results.

The most powerful home weather stations use complicated algorithms that take into account many types of data to yield a remarkably accurate forecast. Other, less powerful stations use basic methods of reading trends in the air pressure to predict changes in the weather, a method that yields a success rate of approximately 75 percent. Online vendors of weather equipment have been known to post complete feature comparison charts, simplifying the difficulties of choosing a weather station.


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