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What is the Best Weather Station to Buy?

Updated on May 30, 2013

Looking to buy the best weather station for your home?

If you are trying to decide what is the best weather station to buy in 2012 look no further.

With today's technology, the days of the glass mercury thermometer are gone. These digital weather devices not only provide accurate readings for indoor and outdoor temperatures, but relative humidity, dew point and barometric pressure are also recorded. If that isn't enough, some instruments provide atomic time and moon phases.

With all this real-time accuracy there is no need to worry about what to dress the kids in before heading off to school or taking the dog for a walk. Here are some popular weather devises from which to choose.

Acu-Rite by Cheney Technology

This is the most popular weather forecaster for temperature and humidity only. The Acu-Rite Monitor lives up to its name in accuracy. For its small, lightweight size, it is convenient and portable.

AcuRite 00613 Humidity Monitor with Indoor Thermometer, Digital Hygrometer and Humidity Gauge Indicator
AcuRite 00613 Humidity Monitor with Indoor Thermometer, Digital Hygrometer and Humidity Gauge Indicator

The price tag makes it affordable and many choose to place a device in each room in the home or workplace. There is a magnetic strip on the back of the monitor so it can be placed on the refrigerator. A belt clip is also included if the need arises.

 

Ambient Weather Model # WS1171

Second on the list is the Ambient Weather Monitor WS1171. This instrument proves to be an excellent buy for any weather enthusiast, monitoring indoor and outdoor temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure and dew point, and runs at a 433mHz frequency that doesn’t interfere with other wireless devices.

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

The Ambient model is easy to set up because the directions are easy to follow. The LCD screen makes numbers and images easy to read. Ambient's reputation is known for accuracy and quality design. It’s a sure winner for the price.

 

Meade TM005X-M

Our third winner for a top rated weather station to goes to Meade's Hygrometer. It offers a huge display, so big it can easily be read on the other side of the room.

Meade Instruments TM005X-M Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Thermo Hygrometer
Meade Instruments TM005X-M Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Thermo Hygrometer

This monitor has a special feature in that it is the only weather station of those reviewed which records OUTDOOR relative humidity as well as outdoor temperature. The other instruments only record indoor humidity readings. This monitor is known for its accuracy and durability.

 

Oregon Scientific BAR208HGA

Next on the list for best weather station is the Oregon Scientific Model # BAR208HGA. This unit provides wireless readouts of indoor and outdoor temperature, dew point, relative humidity and barometric pressure. The atomic clock reads within 0.1 seconds accuracy. With a simple push of the button, the lows and highs are tracked. It automatically resets at midnight. The digital readout displays data in large numerals for convenient reader ease.

Oregon Scientific Advanced Weather Station Featuring Forecast Atomic Clock Ice Alert Calendar Humidity - 1 External Sensor Included
Oregon Scientific Advanced Weather Station Featuring Forecast Atomic Clock Ice Alert Calendar Humidity - 1 External Sensor Included

The Oregon Scientific Weather Station has an additional feature of monitoring moon phases. No special instructions are required for set-up. Just install two “AA” batteries and it starts working right away.

 

La Crosse Technology WS-9625TWC

Our final recommendation goes to the La Crosse Weather Station for monitoring and forecasting. La Crosse is known for its quality and design and this device comes at a reasonable price. The atomic clock never needs resetting and with its easy set-up it starts reading right away.

La Crosse Technology Weather Channel WS-9625TWC-IT Wireless Forecast Station with Oscar Outlook
La Crosse Technology Weather Channel WS-9625TWC-IT Wireless Forecast Station with Oscar Outlook

It provides accurate readings for temperature, humidity and dew point, and also monitors barometric pressure. A quality weather instrument that helps track the weather with consistent precision, La Crosse is a great buy any time.

 

Ready to buy the best weather station?

So, what is the best weather station to buy in 2012? Any of these five weather monitors will give you the satisfaction you are looking for at a reasonable price.

You will be able to tune into your electronic weather station right in your own home with ease and accuracy. And don't forget, children love learning about the weather and can even conduct their own science projects.

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      skefflingecho 4 years ago from Tobermory Ontario

      @Lady Lorelei: Thanks for posting! Myself and Hubby are total weather nerds here! Years of living in the country (away from proper localized TV weather forecasts) near the changeable effects of Lake Huron has made us learn to look at the signs and make up our own forecast!

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      I was thinking weather station...what the heck is that? Well now I know.

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      BrainDroppings 4 years ago

      These are some nice basic weather stations. I enjoy also checking wind speed and direction. Here in New Hampshire the weather changes quite often so it's fun to watch.

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      Lee Hansen 4 years ago from Vermont

      I prefer autumn over all the other seasons. The weather is perfect in New England in the fall.