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Offline ShermanCT

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What source should I believe ?
« on: November 04, 2018, 06:40:23 PM »
First of all I'm new to all of this. So please forgive a potentially stupid question :lol:
I have my WS-2092A up and running and everything is almost working as it should, exception being Wunderground ( not reporting)
My PWS says the outside temp is 37.8
A weather app I use on my iPad says it's 42
Alexa tells me it's 44
Any ideas why such a big difference?
Thanks in advance

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Re: What source should I believe ?
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2018, 06:58:21 PM »
Assuming your station is accurate, use that.  Compare it to another standard thermometer if you have one.

The other numbers you're seeing are from distant locations, maybe the nearby airport, or a city several miles away.  Temperatures can vary widely over just a few miles.

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Re: What source should I believe ?
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2018, 07:09:43 PM »
Thanks for that, makes sense. I just checked the outside temp with a mercury thermometer and the station temperature is accurate.
These PWS’s are a cool piece of kit :grin:

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Re: What source should I believe ?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 07:29:04 PM »
Old proverb:  "Man with two watches never knows what time it is"