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Home Weather Stations

Updated on August 19, 2014

Home Weather Instruments

Weather is truly one thing that impacts each and everyone of us on a daily basis. Weather can influence everything from your overall mood and health, to the prices you pay for fuel and groceries. With your own home weather instruments, you can stay one step ahead of the weather.

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Forecasting History

For centuries, mankind has been attempting to forcast the weather. The eariest prediction methods are generally attributed to the Babylonians and the Chinese, who used the cloud patterns do their crude forcasting. Around the year 340 B. C., Aristotle wrote "Meteorologica" which tied science and weather together. Fast forward to modern times, where forcasting changed forever in 1960 with the launch of the first weather satellite. Currently, satellites and computer technology are indispensable tools for the modern meteorologist.

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Own Your Own Home Weather Station

Today, advanced weather instruments are not just for scientists or television stations. There are many different types of weather instruments that are available for the home. Everything from thermometers and rain gauges to lightning detectors and professional wireless weather stations are now available.

Once you are up and running with your home weather station, you may elect to become a "weather watcher". Many local T. V. stations use weather watchers as a extra source of weather information for their surrounding areas. The watchers collect data such as temperature, precipitation amounts and other weather information, provided they have the necessary home equipment.

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Well, I do take interest in the weather, especially since I moved to Florida. I enjoy the weather here more than Northeastern Ohio.