Hey all, I had a question for everyone. Just got my WS1090 and added the SRS100LX. I have attached a picture as it describes a million words.
My question is this. Am I better off leaving the thermo-hydro transmitter with the shield on the pole or under the eve of the garage? My temps seem to be running a degree or two higher than the area.
Is there an option for "plan C", thermo/hygro sensor away from the house completely and out in the open over a grassy area? (see: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/coop/standard.htm
That shield upgrade was a good move on your part.
Besides NWS recommended guidelines stating this for siting, I have 2 stations running and one (D4009) is placed close as I can find to this suggested location. About 1/2 mile down the road is an airport METAR reporting station (VTCC) that I compare to. For a test I first set both of my stations out over the grass to get an idea how they would measure (1st pic). Now I have one of my stations under the eave on the north side of the house (D2642, second pic). You can see where the mid-day and afternoon sun that warms the ground below the "out-in-the-open" location is missed by mounting under the eave and out of the sun.