Top Four Weather Stations for the Amateur Meteorologist
July 24, 2012
By: Rich Steeves
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Mr. Freeze said it best in Batman and Robin: “There’s a storm coming.” And, no matter where you live and no matter what time of year, there is always a chance you’ll get hit by inclement weather. Just ask the New Englanders that had to deal with the Halloween blizzard of 2011! But in this day and age, there are plenty of gadgets available to give you the info you need so you can, er, weather any storm. Here are the top four weather stations for any curious amateur meteorologist!
- La Crosse Advanced Forecast Icon Wireless Weather Station: Sometimes, you just want to look at a grayscale picture of a person to see how you should dress for your day. This weather station offers that functionality and more. You get indoor and outdoor temperatures, humidity readings and information on the sun and the moon plus you get a handy picture that suggests whether you should wear shorts or a winter coat, and even if you should carry an umbrella.
- Magellan Weather Station Keychain: Sometimes you are on the go and you want the latest weather news to come with you. In that case, his handy device, which can clip onto your belt loop or purse, can give you instant information about temperature, humidity and a coming forecast, as well as acting as a clock, compass and flashlight.
- Kestrel 3000 Pocket Wind Meter: Maybe you want the perfect combination of portability and accuracy. If so, you can gather your own weather data with this convenient handheld instrument. This professional grade device gives a bevy of readings, from current wind speed, to air temperature, wind chill, relative humidity and more. Perfect for the amateur who wants to measure like a pro.
- Davis Instruments 6250 Vantage Vue Complete Wireless Weather Station: Now, for the really serious prognosticators out there, this device gives you the kind of weather information usually reserved for serious meteorologists. Set it up in minutes and it beams accurate, constantly updated weather data wirelessly to your device, giving you everything from dewpoint to barometric pressure and much more. It can even dsiplay information going back as far as 25 days. If you are serious about weather, this is the serious machine for you.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey