A good weather station observer will give you a detailed view of the temperature indoors and outdoors, the humidity level, the wind speed, the time and date, and if the temperature is expected to rise or fall. Weather station forecasters measure the temperature and atmosphere through thermometers, barometers, and other sensors that measure rain, wind and humidity. Having a good weather station observer that can give you this detailed information on your nightstand, or kitchen counter, will make choosing what to wear for the day and planning your outdoor activities that much easier.
Sometimes looking the weather up on your phone, or turning on the weather channel, can take up too much time, and isn’t always as thorough as a weather observer.
1. La Crosse Wireless Technology Forecast Station
The La Crosse Wireless Weather Forecast Station is easy to read, reliable, and accurate. It comes with a weather resistant outdoor transmitter that transmits the outdoor temperature and humidity to the indoor display. This forecaster gives the outdoor and indoor temperature, humidity level, comfort level charts, and trend indicators . The trend indicators will tell you how the weather is expected to change in the coming hours. It’s easy to set up, has a self-setting atomic time and date, and is powered via AC adapter.
PROS: Includes weather predictions.
CONS: Takes 7-10 days after setting up for barometric calibration to be accurate.
2. Ambient Weather Observer
The Ambient Weather observer plugs right into your internet router. Its wireless integrated sensor provides the wind speed, wind direction, temperature, humidity, rainfall, UV and solar radiation levels. The sensor is made with a pagoda thermo-hygrometer radiation shield that ensures accurate readings. A unique feature about the Ambient Observer is that it’s compatible with Alexa. You can tell Alexa to read you the Ambient Observer’s weather report while still laying in bed trying to decide what your outdoor activity will be for the day. This is a good weather reporter for the true weather nerd that wants detailed weather descriptions at all times of the day.
PROS: Affordable and accurate.
CONS: Doesn’t come with a display, but you can read the observer’s weather report from an app you install on your phone.
3. La Crosse Technology Vertical Forecast Station
The La Crosse Technology Vertical Weather Forecast Station tells you the outdoor and indoor temperature, humidity levels, and the heat index/dew point. It also functions as an alarm clock with a snooze button, and has a precise atomic clock that allows for accurate time keeping. It has a large easy to read display, a built in remote sensor, and links up to a satellite for time/date readings.
PROS: Simple and easy to set up.
CONS: Some reviewers claim the display can be dim and is hard to read during the day.