John, thanks for the idea. Do you run your pump on a switch, timer, sensor?? Using wiper fluid sounds like it may work but I still think I will need to mount this thing under cover (roof-eave) which kills some of it's features i.e. U.V. index, rain-gauge, etc. Unless I want to relocate it each spring and fall... Have you had luck keeping snow/ice at bay with your sensors mounted in the open?
I guess at this time there is no such thing as an off-the-shelf , "consumer-priced" (as vreihen says) station on the market that will perform in snow country. Shame. I' would think the weather station companies would want to tap into the snow country market as we receive extreme weather conditions and need to rely on forecasts and readings for everyday activities-work and play.
Who's interested in producing one?? just kidding