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Offline Wingfat

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TempestOne Weather Station
« on: October 13, 2022, 03:21:35 PM »
Does anyone have any information about this system? How does it compare to Davis? Does anyone own one of these yet?
https://shop.weatherflow.com/collections/all/products/tempest-for-commercial-use
 
« Last Edit: October 13, 2022, 03:36:53 PM by Wingfat »
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Re: TempestOne Weather Station
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2022, 06:43:42 PM »
Very interesting but there are some things about the design that IMHO is a problem with this AIO design. Snow piling up on top could block the solar/UV sensor. The specs say vibration can affect the rain measurement so it needs a solid mount. Blowing rain could possibly affect it. It won't detect misty rainy either. What about freezing rain/sleet ? Rain buckets will still collect and measure with either a heater or when the ice thaws. I didn't see any mention of a local console (I may have missed it) but you need a cellphone to see your data. So you can't see your conditions without whipping out your phone. You have to send them your data and then pull it down. What guarantee they won't go belly up in the future? There is another company like them that recently shuttered. It does work with home automation but that seems to be it's only big feature. Compared to Davis.. you have your data local and can send to multiple sources, local console(s), third party add-ons, repairability (don't have to send in the whole station for a component failure), faster update times, more reliable transmission with spread spectrum. You will pay more for a Davis and this is a plug and play device but there are things that make it an average station that the Davis and others exceed it. Just my 2 cents.

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Re: TempestOne Weather Station
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2022, 09:01:03 PM »
Thank you for your observations.. Since I'm living in the Philippines now, Snow won't be a problem  :) I think I can live without a local console as I'm use to using my website and the built in server in the Nano SD for data.. although a console would be nice as well. I absolutely love the software some of our members provide for the Davis and I actually have the Nano SD here with me. I'm looking for some real life experiences with this unit before I can decide.
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Re: TempestOne Weather Station
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2022, 09:45:45 PM »
You mentioned you like weather software that is available for other weather stations. Have you checked to see if they will work with this station? Or will this only upload to their system? Also did you check the sampling intervals?? 3 seconds for wind and 1 minute for everything else while the Davis is 2.5 and 10 seconds. Also what happens if some part fails? You'd have to send in the whole station for repair while with others you replace the failed part.

What it comes down to is you have to decide what you want to see with the weather (longer sampling rates means you might miss changes), how much you want to spend, and is there support and how serviceable it is. Like I said there is another former company that had a station like this and they shutdown. The equipment is now orohaned. They have only been around since 2019. On their website there are no customer reviews..in 3 years. Not a good sign. Your location would be better served by an established manufacturer (Davis/Accurite/Ecowitt/etc.).

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Re: TempestOne Weather Station
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2022, 11:58:40 AM »
Does anyone have any information about this system? How does it compare to Davis? Does anyone own one of these yet?
https://shop.weatherflow.com/collections/all/products/tempest-for-commercial-use

[...former field tester and former owner here...]

Looks like the same WF Tempest that's been around since summer 2020 to me.  The previous generation Air+Sky has been around since early 2019.

I don't understand the 'for commercial use' reference but perhaps it has to do with folks wanting to use their AI-driven forecasts for commercial (not personal) purposes.   I seem to recall a couple folks doing weather for TV stations etc. setting stations up a their work.

There are many (tens) of thousands of them in the field by now so they're well understood.  There's a very good weewx driver for it, and I think it's also supported by other software.

https://community.weatherflow.com is their forums link...
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  EcoWitt GW1000, WH32 outdoor T+H, multiple WH31 indoor T+H, WH51 soilMoisture (docker)
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Re: TempestOne Weather Station
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2022, 03:02:59 PM »
Thank you for that forum website. Now I can do some real research. Any thoughts on accuracy and dependability?
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Re: TempestOne Weather Station
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2022, 03:30:00 PM »
Do a little research for previous posts here, on google, and on the weatherflow forums please.  There's lots of information out there if you do any research at all.
WeeWX sites:
  Davis VP2+DFARS to a pi4
  EcoWitt GW1000, WH32 outdoor T+H, multiple WH31 indoor T+H, WH51 soilMoisture (docker)
  Davis AirLink (inside)
  PurpleAir (outside)
Home site:        https://www.skahan.net/
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PWS:                KWFEDER15
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Re: TempestOne Weather Station
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2022, 03:52:10 PM »
I was searching for TempestOne and had little luck. Weatherflow search is providing useful info. I'm still a vantage 2 fan and actually have my Meteobridge NanoSD with me. I thought I was finished with weather stations but it just keeps pulling me back  haha. Building a new home in the Philippines. The closest weather station is an airport 20 miles away.. No personal weatherstations listed in any of the usual sites.
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Re: TempestOne Weather Station
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2022, 05:07:46 PM »
I suggest that you search the overall WXForum for "Tempest" and not "TempestOne".

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Re: TempestOne Weather Station
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2022, 05:39:56 PM »
TempestOne is a new marketing bundle, consisting of a WeatherFlow Tempest station and a commercial use license for the data.....
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Re: TempestOne Weather Station
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2022, 04:42:54 AM »
I've been doing my due diligence on the Tempest system and although it looks tempting, I'm thinking to sticking to the Davis Vantage 2 again. I have concerns about the water metering tech and the fact it will only measure up to 100mph wind velocity. I now live in a typhoon prone area and it may make a difference one day. The lighting sensor seems to be a bit inaccurate in that it relies on other stations in the area, of which there are none,, at all. According to an email there are only 16 units operating in the entire Philippines. Reliability is a concern and Davis is as solid as it gets. All this plus the fact I have in my possession a Meteobridge Nano SD I will just go with another Davis Advantage 2...
Thanks for all your input..
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Re: TempestOne Weather Station
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2022, 05:28:59 AM »
... 100mph wind velocity...

Even I registered near that one day in Ontario. Made the news and everything lol

 

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