Post by heatherweather on Jun 18, 2020 6:04:39 GMT -6
I’m researching reasonably priced weather stations that are also reliable and easy to install/use. I’ve been through the other threads and can’t find any recent suggestions other than two brands - Atlas and Davis.
This is a new level of weather nerd for me, and although I can Google this to death, I thought the best place to ask for advice is here.
Thanks in advance for any guidance!
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Placement is everything. Even the cheaper LaCrosse models can work good IF placed right. The biggest issue people see is temperature spiking which is very common for us in the deep south due to the higher sun angle. Other than Davis and Acurite, I had very good luck with Oregon Scientific.
The Atlas is probably the easiest, and most cost efficient way to get everything you need. You can even add lightning to it for a small cost. You can also get an extension pole for the Atlas's anemometer so you can place the temp/humidity sensor in a good location and get the height you need for the anemometer. It really all comes down to what you want to spend, and what do you think is reliable. An Atlas would probably give you 2-3 years of use if cared for right. Davis could last forever lol