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Weather Conditions Discussion / Re: Fall/Winter '18/'19
« Last post by WeatherHost on Today at 06:13:15 AM »
So after the hottest start to October on record, we get one of our earliest freezes in recent years.



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So, the ONLY difference between the 2902 and 2000 is the display?  Is that display really worth another $70? 

I'm shopping for a possible secondary station to use around my property and the Acurite Atlas seems to be continuing their tradition of poor quality so now I'm looking at the Ambient stuff.


If you don't need the display, you may look into the ws-1550-ip:

https://www.amazon.com/Ambient-Weather-WS-1550-IP-Station-Monitoring/dp/B07GSFM9JM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1540111575&sr=8-1&keywords=ws-1550+ambient

It's like the ws-2000 (you can add temperature sensors), but costs much less because it comes without display.
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Chit-Chat / Re: 40w Soft White LED Lightbulbs...??
« Last post by Intheswamp on Today at 12:49:02 AM »
Yup, I'm looking at 2700k for these.  Thanks for the lead on the Cree LEDs.  Back before LEDs came on the scene in a big way my BIL and I were soldering leds and resistors in 1156 bases to use in an old camper and refurbing flashlights with LEDs.  Back then, though, the whitest ones still had a fairly strong blue tint to them.  Later when the whites came out it was amazing to us.  We'd even mount them on RC airplanes and fly (or try to fly) at night.<grin>  Now it seems like LEDs are in everything!!!

I think I'm going to look closer at the Crees.  It will be a long-time investment so quality is a good thing.  I would think, though, that technology has allowed some of the competition to gain some ground on Cree...??? 

Thanks for pointing out the CRI, galfert.  I take photos at church, miscellaneous functions, baptisms, etc., and that will be *very* nice.  Currently I'm working with three different lights...incandescent (in baptistry and in pulpit), florescent (in the nave), and of course daylight coming in through the windows during the day.  Makes for some interesting color adjusting at times!!!  #-o   Maybe this will get us on the road to color temperature unity.  :grin:

Thanks for all the feedback, I appreciate it!!!
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I also combined both scripts into one page. Thank you so much for this! Perfect setup!

http://shoalsweather.net/harbor
http://shoalsweather.net/oaklandvfd
http://shoalsweather.net/northflorence
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Acurite is blowing it
« Last post by Mattk on Yesterday at 11:39:21 PM »
Well if it doesn't actually work in any consistent and constructive way then it blows nothing out of the water, sounds like all the hype had promise but was nothing more than hype.
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Acurite is blowing it
« Last post by CW2274 on Yesterday at 10:51:40 PM »
All the hype, the anticipation, the two years of beta testing...yeah I expected the Atlas to be a much better product than itís turning out to be.  The hardware seems to have some good ideas executed poorly. We have bad lightning detectors or bad fans or maybe both...nobody knows for sure. Now it seems the housing has flaws.  I have little faith the rainfall is even close.  Iíll do my own calibration if Acurite can supply a procedure but they claim theyíre calibrated when manufactured. Wrong again guys.  The Access was a turd out of the gate.  Itís clock still runs wild and thereís no fix.  The five minute update interval to My Acurite is a joke.  i just had a strong cold front blow through and while the HD display recorded a 33 mph wind gust, My Acurite shows 13 at the same time.  Itís peak wind is a 15 mph gust from 8 hours ago.  The software is simply retarded.  Whoever decided on how rainfall totals would be displayed on the HD display must have been drunk.  The future forecast changes constantly and is rarely even close to whatís actually forecast.  I really wanted to like this weather station. I had high expectations it would put them on the same level as Davis.  It had the potential to do that but falls way short.  I gave my 5 in 1 and Hub to a friend who is delighted with it.  I should have bought a WS 2000 and likely will.
Everything downstream of the sensor blows Davis out of the water.
At what point does this "blowing out of the water" occur? Oh yeah, being pretty....Please...
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Did Amazon Pull the Atlas?
« Last post by davefr on Yesterday at 10:48:51 PM »
Davis is built to last, no doubt, but it has become antiquated on the display end... The outdoor hardware is a tank.
Yup. The thing is though, I still can see whatever you guys see (at least what matters to me), I just see it on something that's certainly outdated looking. The data is unchanged, just good and reliable...exactly what a wx station should do, supply data, pretty or not.

Just like my Commodore 64 computer.
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Acurite is blowing it
« Last post by davefr on Yesterday at 10:42:25 PM »
All the hype, the anticipation, the two years of beta testing...yeah I expected the Atlas to be a much better product than itís turning out to be.  The hardware seems to have some good ideas executed poorly. We have bad lightning detectors or bad fans or maybe both...nobody knows for sure. Now it seems the housing has flaws.  I have little faith the rainfall is even close.  Iíll do my own calibration if Acurite can supply a procedure but they claim theyíre calibrated when manufactured. Wrong again guys.  The Access was a turd out of the gate.  Itís clock still runs wild and thereís no fix.  The five minute update interval to My Acurite is a joke.  i just had a strong cold front blow through and while the HD display recorded a 33 mph wind gust, My Acurite shows 13 at the same time.  Itís peak wind is a 15 mph gust from 8 hours ago.  The software is simply retarded.  Whoever decided on how rainfall totals would be displayed on the HD display must have been drunk.  The future forecast changes constantly and is rarely even close to whatís actually forecast.  I really wanted to like this weather station. I had high expectations it would put them on the same level as Davis.  It had the potential to do that but falls way short.  I gave my 5 in 1 and Hub to a friend who is delighted with it.  I should have bought a WS 2000 and likely will.

The WS-2000 is really nice.  I have no regrets thus far.

The Osprey sensor is not quite Davis quality but you can buy 4 of them for the price of one Davis sensor refurb. Everything downstream of the sensor blows Davis out of the water. Has Davis done anything new/innovative this entire century?

It looks like Atlas is a "still born".  I hope their Elite model is better.
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: Did Amazon Pull the Atlas?
« Last post by CW2274 on Yesterday at 09:40:16 PM »
Davis is built to last, no doubt, but it has become antiquated on the display end... The outdoor hardware is a tank.
Yup. The thing is though, I still can see whatever you guys see (at least what matters to me), I just see it on something that's certainly outdated looking. The data is unchanged, just good and reliable...exactly what a wx station should do, supply data, pretty or not.   
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Acurite is blowing it
« Last post by radioman61 on Yesterday at 09:28:30 PM »
All the hype, the anticipation, the two years of beta testing...yeah I expected the Atlas to be a much better product than itís turning out to be.  The hardware seems to have some good ideas executed poorly. We have bad lightning detectors or bad fans or maybe both...nobody knows for sure. Now it seems the housing has flaws.  I have little faith the rainfall is even close.  Iíll do my own calibration if Acurite can supply a procedure but they claim theyíre calibrated when manufactured. Wrong again guys.  The Access was a turd out of the gate.  Itís clock still runs wild and thereís no fix.  The five minute update interval to My Acurite is a joke.  i just had a strong cold front blow through and while the HD display recorded a 33 mph wind gust, My Acurite shows 13 at the same time.  Itís peak wind is a 15 mph gust from 8 hours ago.  The software is simply retarded.  Whoever decided on how rainfall totals would be displayed on the HD display must have been drunk.  The future forecast changes constantly and is rarely even close to whatís actually forecast.  I really wanted to like this weather station. I had high expectations it would put them on the same level as Davis.  It had the potential to do that but falls way short.  I gave my 5 in 1 and Hub to a friend who is delighted with it.  I should have bought a WS 2000 and likely will.
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