I am an amateur weather enthusiast with a small hobby horse farm. I track the weather for the purpose of keeping my family, horses, and farm safe.
By: MLJenkins , 9:13 PM GMT on December 30, 2013
I just got my Acu-Rite 5-in-1 station setup and pushing data to Weather Underground on Christmas Day. The barometric pressure on the unit is starting to be in line with other nearby stations after a few days of being operational. We had a major rain event over the weekend and the rainfall amounts recorded by the sensor seemed to be in line with other nearby stations and the forecast for the area. The temperature and humidity were in line with other offline sensors I already had setup.
Thus far I am pleased with the setup and hope the data can be of value to others in the area. I look forward to being able to use the data to better predict when our horses need to come in or stay out, when I can get work done outside, and how to dress when I am getting work done! It is also nice to see the temperature in real time as it can be almost 10 degrees F cooler than at the local airport where the NWS reports from. Knowing the roads will be slick when I get closer to the house is a safety issue so I can give myself more time to get home.
As I have time I will try to keep the blog updated with information regarding the local weather and the station. Thanks for stopping by, and please leave a comment if you have viewed data from the station. The comments are encouraging to know that giving up some bandwidth off our satellite Internet setup is worth it.
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