I've always owned an Accurite weather station but I have very mixed feelings about them. One one hand it's nice to have so much data available to me that's specific to my location but on the other hand I've always struggled to get an accurate temperature reading from them. Either I have to have it low enough for accurate temps and sacrifice accurate wind readings or the other way around.
I have heard great things about the Davis Vantage Vue before. What is the board's opinion on the best weather station for accuracy out there? I'd like to mount my new station high enough to get accurate wind readings, where it's not blocked by buildings and trees but also at a height that allows for accurate temperature readings.
What do y'all think?
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Post by SKYSUMMIT on Sept 12, 2018 14:02:15 GMT -6
Davis is awesome.
I have 2 of the Acurite Atlas PWS's on hand. Been using it for about a year I guess now??? I'm a beta tester for them. Mine is highly accurate. Not a day goes by that I do not have a gold star on Weather Underground. The problem is, they're not available to the public yet! LOL
But whenever they do become available, I'd highly recommend it. You can extend the anemometer to the proper height. Also has built in lightning detection and UV sensor.
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