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Personal Weather Stations

Personal weather stations, or simply weather stations for home usage, were what we called them.

Personal weather stations are not even close to being as sophisticated or accurate as certified weather stations. Costlier models can still be employed in research applications since they are powerful enough. Most will give updates on the following: temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, wind and rain intensity and direction.

For particular uses, some stations provide extra sensors. People who frequently engage in outdoor activities may find lightning and UV/light sensors handy, and gardeners and farmers may find soil moisture and leaf moisture sensors useful.

Personal stations are frequently connected to the Internet in order to exchange information and keep track of weather conditions from a distance using services like Weather Underground and Ambient Weather Network. Additionally, their measurements can activate smart home technology.

The information from personal stations will even be used by meteorologists. In places where official weather stations are lacking, private stations can fill in the gaps. The NWS receives weather observations from a network of volunteer weather stations that make up the Cooperative Weather Observer Program (CWOP).

Ambient Weather WS-2902C weather station
Ambient Weather WS-2902C weather station

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