“Everyone Talks About the Weather…”
Being able to share accurate weather data does not seem as exciting as sharing a snapshot.
A picture is worth a thousand words. If you are going to use real words in a social media post, many of those words are likely going to be about how nasty or how nice the weather is.
Weather is universal, it affects everyone, and we can all relate to it. Think about your real-life social encounters, if you meet someone for the first time and don’t know if you have anything in common, what is the one topic you can always talk of? It is not your Fantasy Football team.
We’ll discuss later accurate weather data, but If you’re thinking about an unconventional way to show the “weather in one picture” you can go for one of the coolest weather gifts out on the market. The Storm Glass it won’t replace your backyard weather station, but the crystals in the glass will form beautiful patterns that will make a good conversation in any room.
How about a practical gift that shows that special person you support their interest about weather and that you care about their safety? Get a weather radio.
Aside from receiving weather updates from the National Weather Service, weather radios also broadcast warnings related to natural hazards and public safety issues. If you don’t have a weather radio at home, you might want to buy one.
The Most “Social” Social Networks
Before the Internet became a place to share cute cat videos and pictures of the great pancakes you had for breakfast, it was a place for sharing valuable information. That spirit lives on with Personal Weather Station Networks. PWSNs link the data from hundreds, even thousands of personal weather stations across the country and around the world. By combining the data provided by this community of amateur scientists, forecasts of unprecedented accuracy and timeliness are possible.
All you need to join a PWSN is a stable Internet connection and a reliable, automated personal weather station like the Weatherhawk 916 Wireless.\
If you need something more “budget-friendly” our next pick would be the AcuRite 01024 Pro Weather Station. It’s wireless, and it comes with Lightning Detector, HD Display, Rain Gauge, Wind Speed and Direction, Temperature & Humidity Sensor.
In a previous article, we discussed the advantages of Cabled Weather Stations. However, if you don’t want to get “entangled” and you’re looking for the latest technology, a wireless Weather Station is what you need. You have to mount it in a location where it gets full exposure to the weather and align with True North, and the single unit construction makes this simple. The solar backup power means it is reliable and worry-free once you install it, and the 1000′ transmission range allows significant freedom in installation choices.
The data displayed on the HD screen base station provides an easy to understand graphics of current conditions as well as a running record of past trends, which is very useful for gardening and landscaping, as well as telling you whether you will want a sweater for your evening walk.
Take the Weather with You
A personal weather station will do a reading of local conditions at home, and PWSNs give conditions at specific locations, but what about the weather where you want to go out and play?
It doesn’t matter if you go outside to play golf, hike through the mountain, windsurf, picnic, paraglide, B.A.S.E. jump or birdwatch, current weather conditions at your location have a direct bearing on the success of your adventure.
The WeatherHawk WM-350 is a fully-functional weather station that you can carry in your pocket. In an instant, you can get an up-to-date using it as an instrument to measure wind speed, direction, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, wind chill or heat index, altitude, and air density, all from a handy device that fits in your pocket.
The WeatherHawk WM-350, along with other portable wind meters, weather measuring instruments, are available in Amazon. However, regardless of your choice, don’t forget to take your eyes from that tiny screen and go outdoors. Nature is amazing!