Weather Station Reviews and Comparisons
Welcome to Weather Station Reviews.
There has never been a better time to be an aspiring meteorologist or to have an interest in the observation of weather conditions. Personal weather stations are affordable, easy to set up and use, and have countless features to help you monitor the weather and meteorological conditions. They can provide information about weather conditions outside your home and give you tools to help predict upcoming weather patterns and storms.
Our goal is to provide you with weather station reviews, information, and articles to help make your buying experience enjoyable and painless. There are many popular brands and manufacturers including La Crosse, Oregon Scientific, Honeywell, National Geographic, Davis, Acu-Rite, just to name a few. It can be overwhelming to sort through the features of each and choose the best one for you. Throughout this site, we will be providing information on each of these brands, the models and features they offer, and weather station reviews by actual consumers and ourselves.
In general, depending on the features they offer, weather station prices can range from as low as $30 to upwards of $2000 and more. Many models come with wireless capabilities and allow you to measure temperature, relative humidity, wind, and rain. Better models will include additional features that can display information on moon phases, sunrises and sunsets, dew point temperature, and heat index. Some Weather stations provide weather forecasting capabilities by measuring air pressure and providing additional tools to allow you to help predict upcoming weather patterns.
When it comes to purchasing a weather station, not all models are created equal, and you will usually need to upgrade from the most basic models if you want something that is accurate, reliable, and durable. At the very minimum, if you're looking for a basic weather station, it should at least measure inside and outside temperature, rain (with a rain gauge, and wind (with an anemometer).
The best weather stations reviews usually come from models made by manufacturers such as La Crosse, Davis, and Oregon Scientific, although there certainly are others.
La Crosse Technology is probably the best known manufacturer of weather stations. They have collaborated with The Weather Channel to produce a number of different home weather station models. La Crosse got their start in radio controlled clocks and applied this technology to their line of weather stations. They have many affordable models that are perfect for both beginning and experienced weather enthusiasts.
Davis also makes a number of weather stations that are very popular with weather nuts, with their most popular being the Vantage Pro-2 . These are usually considered to be very accurate and by many to be worth the additional cost over the popular La Crosse models.
Rainwise is another manufacturer that offers professional stations with prices ranging from $600-$5000.
Picking the right weather station for you will depend on you interest level, experience, and budget and our hope is that we can provide you with information to help you research and choose the best station for you. Feel free to browse the weather station reviews we currently have on the site. Additional models will be added on a daily and weekly basis.