How To Monitor The Weather At Home

Hey, how ya doing? I hope you survived the recent hurricane/tropical storm Irene without suffering any damage from the wind and heavy rain.


I am a weather junkie. I watch the weather quite closely, and keep an eye on impending weather events, wind speed and rainfall amounts. Apart from a general interest shared by most people, like many other outdoors enthusiasts, fishermen, boaters, campers, etc, I have a vested interest in the weather because I have boats and a camp and I spend a good deal of time outside, in the weather. I know the impact that weather, both good and bad can have on things.

As a fisherman and hunter I also know the affect of the weather on those activities, for example, I know important, weather related, scientific information like, “Wind from the south blows the hook into the fishes mouth” and “Wind from the west, fish bite best” and “wind from the east, fish bite the least” and….well…you get the drift.

Naturally I watch the television meterologists for the latest forecasts and to keep an eye on upcoming weather. But I do find that sometimes, especially at the cottage, the television weather can be quite general and doesn’t always provide accurate weather for my specific location beside the lake.

That’s why having a Ambient Weather WS-2080 Wireless Home Weather Station is useful.

The Ambient Wireless Home Weather Station provides all kinds of useful weather information and tracks what is happening outside and you can record the information and upload it to your PC. This is an inexpensive, compact, easy to install weather station that measures wind speed, wind direction, temperature, indoor/outdoor humidity, rainfall and barometric pressure.

The information is displayed on an easy to read large LCD monitor that can be placed on your desk or mounted on a wall, and it comes with a USB port and EasyWeather PC software, providing real time monitoring of the WS-2080 Home Weather Station. It can be used to progam weather station parameters and alarms and you can log this information as well for comparison or even home weather forecasting purposes.

Here are some of the features of the Ambient Wireless Weather Station:

*USB port for easy connection to your PC

*All the weather data from the base station and weather history data with user adjustable measuring intervals can be recorded and uploaded to your PC

*Free PC software for transfer weather data to PC

*Rainfall data (inches or millimeters): 1-hour, 24-hour,one week,one month and total since last reset.

*Wind chill and Dew point temperature display (°F or °C)

*Records min. and max. wind chill and Dew point with time and date stamp

*Wind speed (mph, m/s, km/h, knots, Beaufort)

*Wind direction display with LCD compass

*Weather forecast tendency arrow

*Weather alarm modes for: a) Temperature b) Humidity c) Wind chill d) Dew point e) Rainfall f) Wind speed g) Air pressure h)

*Storm warning

*Forecast icons based on changing barometric pressure

*Barometric pressure (inHg or hPa) with 0.1hPa resolution

*Wireless outdoor and indoor humidity (% RH)

*Records min. and max. humidity with time and date stamp

*Wireless outdoor and indoor temperature (°F for °C)

*Records min. and max. temperature with time and date stamp

*Time and date with manual setting

*12 or 24-hour time display

*Perpetual calendar

*Time zone setting

*Time alarm

*High light LED backlight

*Wall hanging or free standing

*Synchronized instant reception

*Low power consumption (over 2 years battery life for transmitter)

When you purchase the Ambient Weather WS-2080 Wireless Home Weather Station you get a receiver, a thermo-hydro transmitter, wind speed sensor, wind direction sensor and a rain sensor.

Not only is a home weather station interesting and useful, it can also be kind of fun, while still being educational as you watch and track the weather.

You can order a home weather station here: Ambient Weather WS-2080 Wireless Home Weather Station

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