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Old 03-07-2021, 03:06 PM   #1
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Does anybody have a wireless weather station on board?

What kind? Satisfaction?
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I've been using this for several years. Very satisfied. When you set it up, you can manually adjust the barometric pressure for your location the day.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I've been using this for several years. Very satisfied. When you set it up, you can manually adjust the barometric pressure for your location the day.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Glad that it works for you..

It doesn't appear to have an anemometer, nor a wind direction indicator.

Old saying: "The wind is the weather."
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I have a Lacrosse Technology wireless weather station with in/out temperature/ humidity with history, barometer with dynamic forecast icons. but it does not have a anemometer, nor a wind direction indicator. I can look out the window to see how windy it it and what direction its blowing. The anemometer, nor a wind direction indicator would be just another thing to store and have to set up upon arrival.
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It doesn't appear to have an anemometer, nor a wind direction indicator.

Old saying: "The wind is the weather."
Look at the trees or if you are in a desert see if the sand is blowing or if you are at the ocean see if there are whitecaps.
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I have a Lacrosse Technology wireless weather station with in/out temperature/ humidity with history, barometer with dynamic forecast icons. but it does not have a anemometer, nor a wind direction indicator. I can look out the window to see how windy it it and what direction its blowing. The anemometer, nor a wind direction indicator would be just another thing to store and have to set up upon arrival.
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Glad that it works for you.

I can look out the window and see if it is dry or raining, or......hahaha. Snark.
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Look at the trees or if you are in a desert see if the sand is blowing or if you are at the ocean see if there are whitecaps.
Or stick your head.....and see the sun isn't shining. Snark.
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It is ok with me if some people only want a weather half-report.

For most, I suspect these little half stations are more like toys.. "Honey, it is cold outside." "Really? How cold?" "It is 32." That kind if thing.

If you are fishing remote for a week or more without service, especially if you are fishing big water, and you know how to interpret weather data, then you value knowing SSW 5 becoming SSE 12. You have a good idea what will happen for the next two days, and how to plan accordingly.

You don't get that kind of information by looking out some window.

Certainly, a complete weather station isn't for everyone, but it is for me.
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It is ok with me if some people only want a weather half-report.

If you are fishing remote for a week or more without service, especially if you are fishing big water, and you know how to interpret weather data, then you value knowing SSW 5 becoming SSE 12.

You don't get that kind of information by looking out some window.

This isn't for everyone, but it is for me.

You're Darn Right TygerMark.

Same with my Battery Voltage Meters, one with hundredths and one to the nearest thousandths. My Walmart deep cycle marine batteries (2) will be 5 years old next month! Both seemed very happy with the recent freeze and no ac power in the house.

We both need to know how to interpret the data, no big deal here.
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It is ok with me if some people only want a weather half-report.

If you are fishing remote for a week or more without service, especially if you are fishing big water, and you know how to interpret weather data, then you value knowing SSW 5 becoming SSE 12. You have a good idea what will happen for the next two days, and how to plan accordingly.

You don't get that kind of information by looking out some window.

Certainly, a complete weather station isn't for everyone, but it is for me.
LaCrosse Technology has one for you: https://www.amazon.com/Crosse-Techno.../dp/B00A6TQ4UU
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LaCrosse Technology has one for you: https://www.amazon.com/Crosse-Techno.../dp/B00A6TQ4UU
Ha. I appreciate your thinking of me, but that's for the fair weather pond fisherman!

I need speed and direction too.
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There are a few full function stations. I would be interested in any personal experiences with these kinds of stations.
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Does anybody have a wireless weather station on board?

What kind? Satisfaction?
I have that unit in my front yard, the monitor screen in my living room and the unit (I forget what they call it) that puts the info online at WeatherUnderground attached to my router. It works OK and I don't see why it wouldn't work for you and your RV except...

If you are constantly putting it in and out, it will not be able to give you cumulative info. That's probably a big "so what" in your case and frankly, the way it keeps track of that info is not all that useful at home. Also, your wind and rainfall readings will not be all that accurate because you don't have much choice in where you put the sensor. My sensor is out in the middle of nowhere so that trees and buildings don't affect the accuracy of the unit which also needs to be perfectly level when deployed.

My monitor is running off a power supply. I have no idea how long it would run on battery power.

The barometric info is learned and takes a few days to settle. If you keep powering down the unit, that info will not be reliable.

All in all, for the money, it's a great deal of fun and when it breaks, I'll buy another.

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You might consider an ultrasonic wind speed/direction sensor. These sensors are less fragile than the normal sensors and have other advantages that may make them more suitable for the type of use you seem to want.
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The least expensive units don't give direction, just speed.

The $350 unit isn't wireless..

The $800-2,000 units are.....

You know more than I about these. Can you steer me to a wireless unit that competes with the other $150 full function stations?
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Old saying: "The wind is the weather."
Sure, but by the time you FEEL that wind change, it's too late to plan around what it signifies.

Even older saying, which in Nova Scotia is a dead giveaway: mares' tail clouds mean rain is coming in the next 36 hours. You can set your watch by it. Other geographic regions, I'm not so sure about, but as a rule of thumb, it holds in that environment.

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Sure, but by the time you FEEL that wind change, it's too late to plan around what it signifies.l]
Sometimes clouds will tell. Not all the time. Weather forecasters don't go outside, stare at the sky, then make their report.

Sunsets, moon rings, earth smells etc are forecasters to a lesser extent. It was about all that our forebearers had.

But weather forecasters don't do that any more.

I want better.

That is why I want a data pattern.
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Sometimes clouds will tell. Not all the time. Weather forecasters don't go outside, stare at the sky, then make their report.

Sunsets, moon rings, earth smells etc are forecasters to a lesser extent. It was about all that our forebearers had.

But weather forecasters don't do that any more.

I want better.

That is why I want a data pattern.

Ok TygerMark, trying to be a little more serious on my part:

I enjoyed finite math, probability theory, statistics...... Weather Forecasting is about that stuff. There is an excellent, I think, PBS video 'Prediction By The Numbers' where weather forecasting is featured beginning at about 14:45 in a 53:05 video. I DO suggest watching from the beginning though.
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A year or two ago I looked at some of these weather stations for home use. I wanted wind speed and direction. I have no use for wifi/computer which most seemed to have. My eyes glazed over and I dropped the search.

I did just order (not here yet) a Sainlogic 8 in 1 weather station FT-0330 No Wifi. Similar to what was shown in earlier posts. Amazon $109.99. This was the least expensive, full feature unit I've seen yet. This does not look like it would be suitable for portability unless you were set up in one spot for a good while.
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Anybody know of a good weather station that has a serial port and an open protocol, so I can capture the data for my own purposes? This used to be common, but all this fancy cloud/app stuff may have killed them all off.
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