Wind monitoring

Ventured out to Lowe’s this afternoon while the weather was still decent to pick up a few things, including a small weather monitoring station because we thought it would be interesting to see what the winds were like as Irma started to make its presence known.

Found this basic little Acu-Rite unit that measures wind speed and outdoor/indoor temp and humidity.

Acu-Rite weather station
Acu-Rite weather station

The outdoor sensor was easy to install using the included mount. Four screws in the top of one of the fence posts and a small set screw to fasten the sensor unit to the mount and you’re done.

Weather sensor module
Weather sensor module

The display module shows all the information on a display that’s designed to be looked at from slightly above rather than straight on.

Weather station display unit
Weather station display unit

Seems to be working fairly well so far. Will be interesting to see what kinds of wind speeds we get as Irma gets closer.

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