Personal weather station

General Discussions: ASK John: Personal weather station

By 3bladz on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 12:29 pm: Edit Post

Where is a good place to start for a personal weather station that will link w/ wunderground?
Would $500 be a good budget for decent equip? Can you recommend a brand? I also will need software unless they include it when you buy equip. If anybody knows a forum online I could look at, that would be real helpful too.

By frnash on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 03:54 pm: Edit Post

I would suggest you check out Ambient Weather.

There's at least plenty of interesting browsing to be had on their web site.

IMHO, the Davis Vantage Pro2 weather stations are about the best you can buy, short of professional equipment. Not cheap, by any means, though. Be sure to click on Ambient's special pricing links!

By admin on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 06:05 pm: Edit Post

I use a Davis Weather Monitor II. I would reccommend any model from Davis. I would also say to avoid anything from La Crosse Technology. I have had nothing but bad luck with them.

I use Virtual Weather Station from Ambient.


By rocky367 on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 06:31 pm: Edit Post

I'd do a third on the Davis, and I work across the street from LaCrosse Technology!! Good spot to see reviews on prospective purchases is at the following link:

By 3bladz on Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 11:18 am: Edit Post

Thanks guys

By 3bladz on Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 11:40 am: Edit Post

BTW there are 5 google ads for weather stations on the right. I almost didn't notice them. I guess I better check them all out.

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