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Old 03-23-2019, 08:59 PM   #1
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Weather Station for my Escape

Although there has been a thread on temperature sensors (Temperature), I'm interested in seeing if any Escape owners have a "weather station" type product which monitors daily highs and lows etc including trends.

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Old 03-23-2019, 09:18 PM   #2
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Although there has been a thread on temperature sensors (Temperature), I'm interested in seeing if any Escape owners have a "weather station" type product which monitors daily highs and lows etc including trends.

Thanks.
Not really a weather station, but rather an alarm clock with "features". Daily max and min indoor temperatures are on the left, current indoor and outdoor temps on the right along with ambient light level.

(Its a raspberry pi computer in a wooden box, sized to fit on the narrow bed shelf of a '21.)

If my wife doesn't divorce me first for spending so much time playing with computers, I might add a dedicated screen for more weather related info. (Its a touch screen, swipe like you would a cell phone for additional functions.)
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Not really a weather station, but rather an alarm clock with "features". Daily max and min indoor temperatures are on the left, current indoor and outdoor temps on the right along with ambient light level.

(Its a raspberry pi computer in a wooden box, sized to fit on the narrow bed shelf of a '21.)

If my wife doesn't divorce me first for spending so much time playing with computers, I might add a dedicated screen for more weather related info. (Its a touch screen, swipe like you would a cell phone for additional functions.)
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Very cool, I have a spare raspberry pi i am not using although I don't think I am up for a project at the moment. Is it connected to the internet?
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Looks neat. What model is it and are you happy with it?
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Old 03-23-2019, 11:18 PM   #6
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Cheapest weather station ever:
1. open door
2. step outside
3. repeat hourly for trend update


I'm no help at all!
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How does it go? "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it".
Oops, I guess that's edging on "political".
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Old 03-24-2019, 06:02 AM   #8
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Cheapest weather station ever:
1. open door
2. step outside
3. repeat hourly for trend update


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That approach is about the only thing that seems to work in the Atlanta area. I constantly wonder why the weather people don't do that before broadcasting. So often with a zero chance of rain I come back inside when the rain hits.
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Looks neat. What model is it and are you happy with it?

It’s okay. It’s a fairly inexpensive La Crosse, forget the model. It came from Costco a couple of years ago. I mounted the temp/humidity sensor on the spare tire post between the tire and trailer shell, and the wind sensor on a stainless steel boat antenna mount on the roof with VHB IMG_0739.jpg

Acurite sells a variety of very similar, cheap, consumer-grade weather stations, and if you sign up on their website for email spamming they regularly have steep discounts that they will send you.

If I had money to burn I would have gotten a professional grade Davis Vantage Vue weather station. Much higher quality, but $pendy.
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It’s okay. It’s a fairly inexpensive La Crosse, forget the model. It came from Costco a couple of years ago. I mounted the temp/humidity sensor on the spare tire post between the tire and trailer shell, and the wind sensor on a stainless steel boat antenna mount on the roof with VHB
Do you leave the anemometer in place when towing?
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