I have had the Acurite 1025/1035 station installed for about two weeks now, and I couldnít be happier. Let me start out by saying I am NOT a weather professional, just a hobbyist. I am in southwestern Arizona and I am completely off-grid powered. I was a little concerned about running the console on 110VAC, but the current draw is so small that I can leave my small inverter on 24/7 without running down my batteries. I am primarily solar powered and supplemented with a wind generator. I use an Acer Netbook computer powered off of 12 Volts to display my data and feed the internet via a Verizon cell/internet interface.
I received and installed the station and had it running within minutes. I installed the USB driver in the Acer XP Netbook and it came up and worked. I was able to connect with the Acurite servers and I was able to then connect to Weather Underground. The USB software has been working properly since then.
I have downloaded and installed the Weather Display software, and it is really great. I like being able to see the station in nearly real-time and updated constantly. Due the vast array of options in the Weather Display software, I have not taken advantage of all the options, and some of the setups have been a little confusing, but I will keep plugging away to figure out all the features of interest to me. I have WD feeding Acurite, but I still have Acurite feeding WUnderground. I tied to set that up, but it didnít work, so Iíll have to come back to that. (I know it works, I just have to figure out how to set it up)
From my experience, the Acurite 1025 weather station is a real winner. I really like the multiple parameter display and the alarms, etc. The wind alarm is especially handy for me. Iím in a RV and when the awning is out and the wind comes up (which is frequent on the desert) the alarm will remind me to pay attention to the awning and put it up if necessary. The accuracy of the readings seem to be very good, and agree closely with stations reporting around me.
I have had no hardware problems or failures with the Acurite system, and installing it was really easy. I also have a Acurite 1050C at my home location in Illinois which has been up and running since the fall of 2011. I had an initial failure of the internet bridge, but Costco sent me a whole new unit very quickly and it has all been working properly since then. The bridge has been very reliable since the software update a few weeks ago.
All in all, the Acurite system is a great value for the cost of the system. Check out my system on WUndergorund it is KCAWINTE2.