Have an older cabled 1613 ($70.)for about 10 years and a newer 2811($249.) with solar powered wireless connected wind sensor for 4 years. Can you guess which one has given me less trouble? Despite loosing the anemometer blades during a winter blizzard/ice storm.... which is pretty normal winter weather here, finding the blades after the snow melted in the spring and reinstalled....yup, the 1613 wins.
The solar 2811 has been a joke and POS from day one. Sent it back to La crosse once because wind sensor would not link up. They sent back with new sensor saying I have to "keep the spiders out of it". Thats funny never had that problem with the $70. 1613. I have had to reset this thing so many times and now wind only works during the day (probably means rechargeable batteries are shot) and I now have the 1% humidity issue also also.
Forget La Crosse stuff for Canadian winters , especially on the east coast here....they just don't cut it.