I bought a La Crosse weather station for christmas and the sensor blew itself up. Thinking it was just that product, i took it back and got another and the exact thing happened again.
I have an Oregon scientific wmr200 with 3 temp sensors, anemometer, rain bucket and pool sensor ... it works really well but software is a bit lacking. I upload everything thing with wx data logger
Uploaded here: http://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=IWESTERN361#history
I don’t think you’ll find better value for under $500 on that instrument.Re-visiting this thread.
Recommendations for home weather station with accurate auto rain gauge. Pros and Cons of different kinds, AC vs Battery etc.
Want it to upload data to cloud for historical tracking.
Want it to have a digital read out on display inside
Want it to have an online display I can check from anywhere.
Looking at max price of $500
Something like this?
Crowd fund it here and get a top of wazza Davis.I want to put something on the balcony at Buller. Not sure but maybe we might be able to link data to the cam as well possibly. Happy to spend up to $500 on something that can handle the harsh environment up here. Suggestions?
I have finally set up my weather station in the new rental, I was spurred on by the upcoming heat. It only reached 25.1C according to it today after a cool night of 14.2C, much closer to Terrey Hills (24.8C) than Obs Hill (28.2C), which at least gives me some confidence that it's in a good spot.
The elevation here is about 161m.
CS35 I see you have a later model than mine with the newer rain bucket.
Beautiful morning here; 29/21 on my Vantage Pro 2 with barely a puff of wind and no clouds. And the promise of a string of similar days to follow. This is what Summer is all about.
Davis used to have software called Weatherlink that you installed on your computer and could upload to Weather Underground.
So you have to pay them to contribute your own data from equipment you bought from them?Sadly yes, to get your data online these days you'd need to purchase a "Weatherlink Live" module which you can use with or without a console nowadays, however if you want access to your historical data to generate graphs/charts that's another $70 p/a subscription fee you need to pay Davis, big rip off if you ask me. I'm sure there are other ways you can get your data online that I'm not aware of as well.
So you have to pay them to contribute your own data from equipment you bought from them?
There's a cost for Davis to host all that data on AWS or Azure and to have a team of techies to maintain their offering. However I'm not sure $70 per contributor is close to the pro rata figure.
Made by Huawei?Got the +1 an Aspect weather station from Bunnings for her birthday a fortnight ago - links to an internal display and the internet via wifi and one doesn’t seem to pay for the web service.
I thought I'd resurrect this after we strayed off topic in the heatwave thread.
I eventually want to get a 'good' station. Something like a Davis. But the online connectivity being so clunky - requiring extra modules and subscriptions - is a turn off. Especially when some of the more simple ones like Netatmo have all the wifi connectivity seamless.
- Has anyone other than connells got a Davis station uploading data online 24/7? If so, how did you do it and how much did it cost over and above the station itself?
- Are there other alternatives of a similar quality and price point (or cheaper)?
I am only really interested in temp, rain and wind. I have a serviceable Oregon Scientific one now but it lacks connectivity and it probably isn't as accurate - even though I have mounted everything in good areas - as better equipment.
I've had my WH-3081 since 2015; it's done alright - once I worked around the bugs.
The anemometer failed last month (probably the bearing), so it's probably time to upgrade to something new.
Is there a recommended weather station hardware thread?