Did you get a Weather Station or Thermometer for Christmas?

December 31, 2007 at 10:43 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Nice affordable weather stations are great gifts, and if you were lucky enough to receive one, you can accurately monitor lots of weather information, and in some cases, even wirelessly from the comfort of your living room.

Here are some things to keep in mind as you install it.

Thermometer:
Thermometers are the hardest thing to install and get accurate readings.
If your thermometer has a radiation shield, you’re in great shape, if not, the thermometer needs to be over grass, and in the shade. Don’t mount the thermometer on anything that’s in direct sun, even if the thermometer side is in the shade-direct contact will allow heat from the sun side to conduct over to the thermometer. Keep it away from your house too!

Wind:
Easy, it just needs an open area, nothing to block or veer the wind.

Rain gauge:
This one is easy too! Just an open area with nothing nearby that can block rain from dropping into the gauge

Barometer:
Perhaps the easiest! Indoor or Outdoor, the reading will be the same.

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