If you often find that the weather is very important to you when you plan your outdoor activities, and you are sick of relying on news from The Weather Channel or other sources that are often inaccurate about your particular area, you may find yourself wondering whether you can get an at-home weather reporting device. Especially if your area is prone to localized storms, like summer thunderstorms, a localized weather reporting device like the AcuRite 00589 can tell you exactly what the weather is like in your particular area.
While the forecast may tell you what the likelihood of rain is from a particular percentage to another particular percentage, this data really doesn’t mean very much to your particular area. A localized weather station like the AcuRite 00589 can tell you exactly what the weather is doing moment-to-moment in your precise location.
Weather Data Pulled from Your Own Backyard with the AcuRite 00589
The AcuRite 00589 weather station can give you all the weather information you need right in your own backyard. While many self-proclaimed weather stations actually draw data from other sources, so data will not be specifically located to your area, the AcuRite actually draws its data directly from the sensor in your own backyard so all data will be perfectly accurate to your precise situation.
Furthermore, you can monitor changes and trends in weather in your area over time, to get customized long term predictions and data for your area. The patented self-calibrating forecasting technology provides accurate weather forecast, while the easy-to-read illuminated color display makes reading the forecast fun and easy. The sensor for this weather station is rugged enough to last through many storms.
Easy to Set Up
The AcuRite is a wireless weather station that requires no cable or wire connection from sensor to display. The sensor also doesn’t require any professional mounting and since it does not need to be connected to the station, mounting is quick and easy. You will need to connect the screen to an adapter for power so that you can read the data coming from your sensor.
The maximum transmission is 330 ft, and if there are any obstructions between the sensor and the display the signal may be obstructed, so be very careful to put the display as close to the sensor as possible when you are installing this unit, and be careful not to allow for any obstructions between the sensor and the display.
The sensor runs on 4 AA batteries and the display can run on a AC adapter and uses 6 AA batteries for optional backup power. The sensor is rugged to temperatures below -20° C. This unit utilizes three sensors: a thermometer, anemometer, and hygrometer. This unit can offer a 12 to 24 hour weather forecast that is accurate to your location.
This sensor can be used to determine indoor or outdoor temperature and humidity, the current peak and average wind speeds, and barometric pressure. There is a chart that has variables to tell you temperature, wind speed, and barometric pressure so you can easily compare. This device will record high and low data for daily, monthly, and the entire life of the unit. Other data given by this unit include the date, time, heat index, wind chill, and dew point.
The wind speed updates every 18 seconds, while the temperature and relative humidity update every 60 seconds. This frequency of updating can make you feel confident that you are getting the most updated reading every time. The temperature is accurate to 2%, while the humidity is accurate to 3 to 5% and the forecast is accurate to 70% to 75%. This device can detect indoor temperatures from 0 ° C to 50° C and outdoor temperatures from -40 ° Cto 70 ° C. For humidity, the range indoors or outdoors is from 1% to 99%.
The AcuRite 00589 is an affordable weather station that comes with a limited 1 year warranty and 90 day return policy.
- Affordable for under $100
- Easy to use color interface
- Requires no cable or wire connection from sensor to display
- Easy to mount
- Transmits up to 330 ft
- Easy-to-use history chart lets you monitor over time
- Monitor heat index, dew point, and wind chill
- Only three sensors so best suited for home use
- Because the station is wireless, signal may sometimes be lost
- No sensor for wind direction or rainfall
- Transmission can be lost due to obstructions between sensor and display
- Does not make it easy to change batteries
- Reads high temperatures too high