The most well-known manufacturers of home weather stations are AcuRite, Davis Instruments, Ambient Weather, and La Crosse Technology. In general, the cost rises as functionality and precision grow.
Basic ones can be purchased for as cheap as $40, although they typically just measure the temperature indoors and outdoors, humidity, and barometric pressure. These devices are referred to as indoor/outdoor thermometers.
Mid-grade stations cost between $100 and $300, and in addition to measuring temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure, they will also measure rainfall, wind, and have an Internet connection. A lightning detector, UV and solar radiation sensors, and other specialist sensors are available on some models in this price range. We propose the Ambient Weather WS-2902C as a mid-grade station.Starting at around $500, professional-grade home weather stations can cost thousands of dollars when modified with extra sensors. They outperform their competitors in terms of accuracy and durability. In order to set the sensors optimally and maximize sensor accuracy, pro stations have an anemometer that is independent from the main sensor housing. Professional-grade stations come with specific designs and precise sensors made for farming and research, like the Davis Instruments Vantage Pro2.