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Offline Adam H

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weather station for a old dad!
« on: June 09, 2019, 03:39:12 PM »
Can anyone suggest a weather station for fathers day? My dad is 80 it does not need any internet connectivity just wind speed, rain gauge, temps on a wireless display.

A few years ago i bought him a acurite station that only lasted about a year and half before it quit working think i paid around $130 for it. Are the newer ones any better?

Thanks

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Re: weather station for a old dad!
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2019, 09:51:24 PM »
I would not be able to speak for Acurite as I do not owe one, But a few around the forum do like it quite a bit! Also Ecowitt seem to be the new kid on the block.
My vote goes for the Davis Vantage  Vue. :)

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Re: weather station for a old dad!
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 01:14:11 AM »
Check out Ambient Weather WS-2902. I had one of these before my Davis VP2 and it worked really good for a all-in-one system. Comes with a little console and while it can optionally upload online, there's no requirement to if you don't want to.

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Re: weather station for a old dad!
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2019, 09:21:58 AM »
If you are not going to upload then the the WS-1900 is an even more price appealing option than the WS-2902A. But even if your Dad is not interested in online data, you might as his place is probably of interest to you. So it will benefit you to have the data online.

I have some reservations about the Davis Vue. After a few years time you'll have to replace the entire outdoor unit when the humidity sensor fails. They tend to last anywhere between 18 months to 3 or 4 years. If you are going to go Davis then VP2 is the only way to ensure sensible replacement parts.

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Re: weather station for a old dad!
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2019, 09:29:01 AM »
I have some reservations about the Davis Vue. After a few years time you'll have to replace the entire outdoor unit when the humidity sensor fails. They tend to last anywhere between 18 months to 3 or 4 years.

https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=37162.0


6yrs here and the only failure has been the Wind Speed Cartridge :)

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Re: weather station for a old dad!
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2019, 09:54:40 AM »
I have some reservations about the Davis Vue. After a few years time you'll have to replace the entire outdoor unit when the humidity sensor fails. They tend to last anywhere between 18 months to 3 or 4 years.

https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=37162.0


6yrs here and the only failure has been the Wind Speed Cartridge :)

Maybe that hot dry Teaxs weather cooks and maintains that humidity sensor going for ya.  [tup] In more humid climates maybe they don't last as long. It is that or there are some better ones than others for whatever reason. There are a few bad ones around me and the owners don't even realize that the sensor is bad when they clearly peek at 88%. Some others peek and drop abruptly and recover later and the cycle continues.
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Re: weather station for a old dad!
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2019, 10:07:20 AM »
I have some reservations about the Davis Vue. After a few years time you'll have to replace the entire outdoor unit when the humidity sensor fails. They tend to last anywhere between 18 months to 3 or 4 years.

https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=37162.0


6yrs here and the only failure has been the Wind Speed Cartridge :)

Maybe that hot dry Teaxs weather cooks and maintains that humidity sensor going for ya.  [tup] In more humid climates maybe they don't last as long. It is that or there are some better ones than others for whatever reason. There are a few bad ones around me and the owners don't even realize that the sensor is bad when they clearly peek at 88%. Some others peek and drop abruptly and recover later and the cycle continues.
Spring, Texas is not dry. Houston and Surrounding areas are known for been very humid. https://www.txweather.org/wxStartReports.php
Maybe not as much as Florida but we get our good share. Yesterday was 98F and we had 94% Humidity! It sucks! LOL!

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Re: weather station for a old dad!
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2019, 03:09:50 PM »
I have some reservations about the Davis Vue. After a few years time you'll have to replace the entire outdoor unit when the humidity sensor fails. They tend to last anywhere between 18 months to 3 or 4 years.

https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=37162.0


6yrs here and the only failure has been the Wind Speed Cartridge :)

Maybe that hot dry Teaxs weather cooks and maintains that humidity sensor going for ya.  [tup] In more humid climates maybe they don't last as long. It is that or there are some better ones than others for whatever reason. There are a few bad ones around me and the owners don't even realize that the sensor is bad when they clearly peek at 88%. Some others peek and drop abruptly and recover later and the cycle continues.
Yesterday was 98F and we had 94% Humidity!
Well, if those occurred at the same time, you've got a sensor issue yourself cause that equates to a 96F dew point.

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Re: weather station for a old dad!
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2019, 03:48:12 PM »
I have some reservations about the Davis Vue. After a few years time you'll have to replace the entire outdoor unit when the humidity sensor fails. They tend to last anywhere between 18 months to 3 or 4 years.

https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=37162.0


6yrs here and the only failure has been the Wind Speed Cartridge :)

Maybe that hot dry Teaxs weather cooks and maintains that humidity sensor going for ya.  [tup] In more humid climates maybe they don't last as long. It is that or there are some better ones than others for whatever reason. There are a few bad ones around me and the owners don't even realize that the sensor is bad when they clearly peek at 88%. Some others peek and drop abruptly and recover later and the cycle continues.
Yesterday was 98F and we had 94% Humidity!
Well, if those occurred at the same time, you've got a sensor issue yourself cause that equates to a 96F dew point.

No they did not, You should know better than that ;)
Humidity spiked through the afternoon while the sun was boiling down. The point is that Houston/Spring is not dry weather.
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Re: weather station for a old dad!
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2019, 03:55:29 PM »
I have some reservations about the Davis Vue. After a few years time you'll have to replace the entire outdoor unit when the humidity sensor fails. They tend to last anywhere between 18 months to 3 or 4 years.

https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=37162.0


6yrs here and the only failure has been the Wind Speed Cartridge :)

Maybe that hot dry Teaxs weather cooks and maintains that humidity sensor going for ya.  [tup] In more humid climates maybe they don't last as long. It is that or there are some better ones than others for whatever reason. There are a few bad ones around me and the owners don't even realize that the sensor is bad when they clearly peek at 88%. Some others peek and drop abruptly and recover later and the cycle continues.
Yesterday was 98F and we had 94% Humidity!
Well, if those occurred at the same time, you've got a sensor issue yourself cause that equates to a 96F dew point.
No they did not, You should know better than that ;)
I do, hence the post. ;)

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Re: weather station for a old dad!
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2019, 09:06:23 PM »
Thanks bought one from Ambient which has crazy ship prices!  #-o