Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The cruise ship in my driveway...

...is actually a weather station, but I think it looks like the Love Boat.  


When I posted a picture of the display end of the weather station last week,
a few of you asked if I would recommend it.
I most certainly would...if Acurite still made it.
Apparently I bought the 2016 model. The 2017 model looks way better.
It comes with an app so you can monitor your weather from your phone.
(I bought mine for around $125 from Amazon – 
search for Acurite Weather Station to see all the options.)


The top five reasons why I love this weather station:
1. It's wireless
2. It's accurate
3. It's wireless
4. It's wireless
5. It's wireless

If you were around in 2012, you might remember the d-i-y project from hell
when I installed a hard-wired weather station.
The anemometer on that one (the little cups at the top that measure the wind)
eventually blew off and broke, which gave me the perfect excuse
to get this new one. 


It was easy to install, it is easy to use, and have I mentioned it's wireless?



13 comments:

  1. And best of all, it's a weather station! Really does look like a spaceship of some sort.

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  2. Reminds me of the Yellow Submarine.

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  3. Thanks for the info on the weather station. I'm going to get one.

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  4. Awesome - thank you. Approximately how far is the station from the display unit?

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    1. The manual says that the unit and display station can be no more than 330 feet apart, so it's something less than that.

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  5. So what you're saying is...it's wireless?

    I do like it - but I'm not sure I really want to know what the exact temperature is right now. Ignorance is bliss.

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  6. An American in Tokyo6/21/17, 6:31 PM

    "Love, exciting and new..." hee hee!

    Is it solar powered?! Or battery powered??

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    1. Can't believe you still know the words. The gizmo on the pole is solar powered.

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    2. An American in Tokyo6/26/17, 1:04 AM

      Very cool!

      Of course I remember most(?) of the words! I'm sure you do, too. ;)
      I should come and stay with you sometime and we can sing all along with all the old TV shows! hee hee!

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  7. How did you buy a new (wireless!!) weather station in 2016 and I didn't know?? So cool. But I think the thing that intrigued me most was when you said there's an app to monitor the weather from your phone... you know where I'm going with this, right? :-)

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  8. "Set a course for adventure, your mind on a new romance..." lolol
    Those anemometer cups always break.

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  9. I had a different brand I installed several years ago that was wireless but had several solar cell battery chargers. It finally died. I ordered another one that has an internet bridge and is compact like yours. Mine is a different brand and we'll see how it goes. Accurite is well recommended.

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