The Top Five Home Weather Stations

A weather station can be a very useful tool to have. Whether you have a serious interest in the subject of meteorology or if you are just looking for a way to know how to dress the kids for school it can come in handy. Obviously your needs are going to be different depending on what you are planning to use your station for. Therefore our list of the top 5 on the market includes some that are aimed at the person who is serious about meteorology and others that are aimed at people who are just interested in basic knowledge.

1. Davis Instruments 6250 Vantage Vue Wireless Weather Station

This is easily the best option that you will find that you are going to find anywhere, at least that you can get at reasonable price. The Davis Vantage Vue not only provides you with everything that you would get with other stations like temperature, pressure, humidity, etc but it also provides you with all kinds of additional information like windchill, moon phase, sunrise and sunset. The anemometer updates wind speed every two and half seconds which really is a little excessive but other than that we have no complaints. After years of working as a weather man I can say that this home station is more capable than the professional equipment that we used.

2. Ambient Weather WS-2080 Wireless Home Weather Station

This one may well be the best value for your money that you are going to find anywhere. It is easy to use and very accurate. There are some features that are not there that you would find on some of the more advanced weather stations but given that the Ambient Weather WS-2080 costs a fraction of the price it is really a good option. If you are looking for a good quality weather station that will provide you with all of the basic information that you need at a very reasonable price than this is the one to consider.

3. La Crosse Technology WS-7014CH-IT Wireless Forecast Station

This one really isn't a weather station so to speak it basically just measures temperature and humidity. It is also clearly capable of measuring air pressure but rather than telling you what it is it instead uses it as the basis of a weather forecast. The claim is that it is seventy five percent accurate over a period of 12 to 20 hours. This is not particularly accurate but it is better than guessing I suppose. The appeal of the La Crosse Station is that it is easy to use and clearly designed for people who have a fairly limited need when it comes to weather stations. It is not intended for people who are serious about meteorology.

4. Ambient Weather WS-1171 Wireless Advanced Weather Station with Temperature, Dew Point, Barometer and Humidity

Again this an example of a basic weather station that is aimed for people who just want to know have an idea of what the weather is like and not for the serious weather person. This one collects the basic weather data, temperature, humidity and pressure and displays it in an easy to read format. It also includes a simple forecast that is based almost entirely on pressure changes. However it is very popular because of the ease with which it can be set up and the ease with which you can read the information. It is highly recommended to people who just need basic information.

5. RainWise MK-III-RTI Solar Powered Wireless Pro Weather Station w/ Cherry Base Unit

This is a high end weather station and it is clearly intended for the serious user. Really given that it is priced at more than a thousand dollars it is more likely that it will be used by people who have professional requirement to measure the weather. It has all of the features that you would expect on a top of the line weather station and can record all of the important weather parameters. I do have a bit of concern with the way that it is laid out, the rain gauge, the anemometer and the temperature probe are all located in areas where it looks like they could interfere with each other. In certain weather conditions this may affect accuracy, especially temperature with a black rain gauge being located right next to the temperature probe. Nevertheless we consider it to be one of the better options out there if you need a serious weather station.

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