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Offline Afty

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I'm looking for a weather station that can record rain, sun, wind and temperature, and can run for up to a month without intervention, ideally saving data to a USB or SD card type source (or similar) which can then be plugged into a PC to analyze the data.

It will be installed in a fairly remote place - I think in a few years we will have network access up there, but for now I need to retrieve the data every few weeks (or less often would be better!) when visiting.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Wanted: Weather station for Rain, Sun, Temp, Wind - off-grid for a month
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2022, 07:58:41 PM »
Any station you want feeding data into a program like CumulusMX on a Raspberry Pi.

Power needs would be minimal.

You say no network. But there is electricity?

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Re: Wanted: Weather station for Rain, Sun, Temp, Wind - off-grid for a month
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2022, 11:28:31 PM »
No - there's no network or power.

Ideally looking for a unit that is solar powered, and can store the data locally to be retrieved periodically.

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Re: Wanted: Weather station for Rain, Sun, Temp, Wind - off-grid for a month
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2022, 09:46:35 AM »
Personally, I would set up an actual solar system.

https://www.amazon.ca/ROCKSOLAR-Power-Station-Solar-Panel/dp/B09LKDNXX2?th=1

Then your type, quality, and configurability of chosen weather station hardware is opened up.

Options with Loggers that will store data every 5 minutes for 8 days or every 10 minutes for over two weeks are available.

I don't know just off what might be solar powered and offer storage all in one unit.

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Re: Wanted: Weather station for Rain, Sun, Temp, Wind - off-grid for a month
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2022, 11:00:23 AM »
Hmm, I could potentially setup solar power for the unit - if that were available, what options with loggers would you recommend? Ideally we'd want the option to go 1 month between visits (though normally it would be 1-2 weeks) - every 30 minutes should be granular enough for our needs.


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Re: Wanted: Weather station for Rain, Sun, Temp, Wind - off-grid for a month
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2022, 11:04:46 AM »

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I'm looking for a weather station that can record rain, sun, wind and temperature, and can run for up to a month without intervention,
Ignoring cost... Davis VP2 and EnviroMonitor Weather Station Data Collection - Davis Instruments

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Paul
Davis Vantage Pro 2 Plus 24-FARS Wireless - Komoka, ON Canada
Envoy/USB Logger/Cumulus v1.9.4  www.komokaweather.com  
WFL/CMX www.komokaweather.com/komokaweather-ca2/index.php
WLL/CMX www.komokaweather.com/cumulusmxwll/index.htm
WLL/CMX www.komokaweather.com/cumulusmxwll/index.html
WLL/CMX www.komokaweather.com/cumulusmxwll/index.php
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Re: Wanted: Weather station for Rain, Sun, Temp, Wind - off-grid for a month
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2022, 11:36:44 AM »
Or alternately with Logger added:

https://www.davisinstruments.com/pages/vantage-pro2

30 minute interval would give 50 some days on Davis Logger.

Other 3rd party loggers are available with similar stats.

If you run a power system with  Pi the data would have basically unlimited storage space and accessible wirelessly from your smartphone when you go there.
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Re: Wanted: Weather station for Rain, Sun, Temp, Wind - off-grid for a month
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2022, 12:46:26 PM »
Thanks kindly for the suggestions!