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Posted: 09/19/20 02:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Finally come around to the realization that a weather station which links to the national weather system, This early I can't think of the name, is more than a toy, here in the desert.
What weather station requiring the fewest or no holes, in the roof, color display,radar, storm warning etc is out there?

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TEMPEST that's the name of it if I'm not mistaken

The link below will take you directly to ONE such station and from there you can link to the BUY page

Tempest station 4559 Davison MI


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That Tempest system looks pretty good. Hmmmm....


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Posted: 09/19/20 06:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have 3 weather "systems" at our house...

One Olde-fashiony dial type barometer, which works pretty good.

A LaCrosse "weather station" with an outdoor sensor. Works okay, not as good as I'd like.

A "water glass". Where the colored water goes up and down a narrow tube. Astoundingly accurate! Easily 85% accurate for tomorrows weather.

ALL THREE of these "systems" are more accurate that the weatherperson on radio or TV.

I work outside, so I am always aware of the weather forecast.

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Posted: 09/19/20 07:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tvov wrote:

That Tempest system looks pretty good. Hmmmm....


agree. does anyone have any real-world experience with it? is the 1” pole mount a screw-on type or compression with screws or bolts?


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Davis Instruments. Have had several - very good quality. They can be had in wireless models and you can clamp the sensor system to the ladder with a short pole.

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"Weather stations" don't link to anything. They show current conditions where you are. No warnings, nada. They don't warn you that a line of tornados or heavy snowfall is heading your way etc.

A weather radio gives you voice forecasts, local and wide-area, and alerts for most anything you could think of. You just need to be in range. To me a weather radio is a necessity.

https://www.weather.gov/nwr/

This is the radio I have. It has a connector for an external antenna. If you have an FM radio antenna on the roof you can get a y-connector and connect this to it along with your FM radio.

https://www.amazon.com/Midland-Emergency-M-Localized-Programming/dp/B071HFV836/ref=sr_1_3?crid=232Z13R66KZGT&dchild=1&keywords=midland+weather+alert+radio&qid=1600531205&sprefix=midland+we%2Caps%2C193&sr=8-3

If you have consistent internet access you can use the NWS site.

https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=27.996&lon=-81.5437#.X2Ysd9rPxEa

And I use Radarscope for the earliest storm information available.

https://www.radarscope.app/take-a-tour/


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johnhicks wrote:

...A weather radio gives you voice forecasts, local and wide-area, and alerts for most anything you could think of. You just need to be in range. To me a weather radio is a necessity....


completely agree. been preaching that for years. we have one in the house and the MH each on an external antenna, but the geek in me loves toys and this personal wx station looks cool.

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I will try one. Interesting.


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Here is mine. No power or connectivity required. Drips when raining. Points direction of wind. Tells wind velocity. Blows away in a storm.

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