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Weather Station recommendations...

Discussion in 'Daily & Chat' started by cornankles, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. cornankles

    cornankles Hard Yards Ski Pass: Gold

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    Anyone on here got any recommendations for semi pro weather stations for home/business use?
    Being a bit of a weather junky and having a Hotel/Motel that looks after lots of skiers/boarders in winter at the base of Mt Hotham I thought it would be cool to get a weather station that could publish weather data online. I have had a basic oregon scientific unit before and have found a few options online by them and more pro offerings by Davis. Does anyone on here use/recommend any of these and can you point an example of what they publish online?
     
  2. slalom pete

    slalom pete Hard Yards

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    Davis all the way
     
  3. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  4. Vertikar

    Vertikar Hard Yards Ski Pass: Gold

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    Here's an example of what you can get via weatherunderground: https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=IVICTORI324

    It all depends on your software as to what they publish online, that said if you can get the raw data you can feed it into something like saratoga: http://saratoga-weather.org/index.php

    My Oregeon weather station feeds into meteohub via a raspberry pi which then uploads the data.
     
  5. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ian One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just curious, how would you get a Davis (or similar) station to send data, say twice a day via a mobile sim? maybe a small mid afternoon image?

    UPDATE: Answered my own question:

    http://webcamerasystems.com.au/node/428

    Bit 'over the top'...
     
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  7. Trail Blazer

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    Has anyone ever tried to replicate a BOM station with a proper screen? Any idea what brand of sensors etc they use inside?
     
  8. Vertikar

    Vertikar Hard Yards Ski Pass: Gold

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    Damn, yeah $9000 is a bit over the top.
    You could probably do it quite a bit cheaper with a davis or similar, do away with the base console, use something like this:
    http://www.meteobridge.com/wiki/index.php/Meteobridge_PRO to receive the weather data from the wireless sensors, then get it hooked up to the internet via one of these: http://www.tp-link.com.au/products/details/TL-MR3020.html
     
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  10. Vertikar

    Vertikar Hard Yards Ski Pass: Gold

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    @Billy_Buttons what are you using to get your data out of the Davis and upload it?

    Edit: ah I see, missed the powered by cumulus link at the bottom of the page. Are you using the Davis adapters to pull the data from the console?
     
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    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh....it's not mine, I was just showing you one that I always refer to and knew it was a Davis system, sorry.
     
  12. Vertikar

    Vertikar Hard Yards Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ah no probs.
     
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    Vertikar Hard Yards Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah I saw they were using cumulus, wondering if they've got a PC hooked up to the Davis console or if they've gone down another path..
     
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    Thanks for what?
     
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    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    sastrugi Beyond the yoga zone Ski Pass: Gold

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    Interested in this topic myself.
    Time to maybe upgrade from the old faithfull thermometer/barometer , rain guage and small aussie flag in the back yard .
    Not sure if I will tip a grand into it just yet ....
    Might just get a new flag .
     
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    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    sastrugi Beyond the yoga zone Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looking into them now. Thanks :)
     
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    nfip Cold 'n Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Goes with out saying there a variety of "crap "on ebay.
    Get what you pay for / buyer beware comes to mind when scanning the options.
     
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    nfip Cold 'n Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    nfip Cold 'n Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Agreed about the lightning detection for this.
    Get that on my wz sub , which I do use quite often for work and beach safety gig. .
    More so looking at this for bit of home data to compare with BOM
    and maybe hook up / play around with the Wunderground....
     
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    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    nfip Cold 'n Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks good CC.
    Has all the basics and wi-fi connectivity.
    Price is reasonable enough also.
    Will have a bit more of a read up , includes Wunderground .
    Then see if it mysteriously appears in the Office ....
    :cheers:
     
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  28. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    It looks a lot better than my old unit!
    In the end the weather station is only as good as where you place the sensors.
     
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    Davis into a pi running weewx here.
     
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