5-in-1 Weather Sensor
5 Features Built into 1 Sensor: Temperature, Humidity, Wind Speed, Wind Direction & Rainfall
AcuRite Forecasting: Focused Sensor Data Collection
So, is it supposed to rain, or not? Weather forecasting agencies, like the National Weather Service, create forecasts based on a set of observations and computer models collected from reporting stations that may be hundreds of miles from where you live. Due to the large area covered by these forecast models, a 40% chance of rain means there is a 40% chance of rain at any given point across the entire region (see the National Weather Service explaination of “Probability of Precipitation”).
In other words, your local weather meteorologist is forecasting for thousands of people (millions if you live in a metropolitan area) spread out over great distances. Quite frankly it’s practically impossible to get the forecast right for everyone in a given TV or radio market. When it comes down to it, an 80% chance of sunshine means that someone, somewhere usually gets rained on.
But what if you had a meteorologist in your own backyard whose weather report was tailored specifically for you? What if you could enjoy accurate forecasts specific to your exact location? Well, now you can!
Unlike regional weather predictions from sources like the news or online, AcuRite weather forecast products rely on sensors that collect organic data right from your backyard. AcuRite's sensor based weather stations track specific sets of weather related variables, like changes in temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure to generate a forecast with pinoint accuracy personalized for your location.
So go ahead. Plan your day with confidence!™ Invite your friends over for a barbecue, ride your bike to the coffee shop or set a tee time armed with a reliable 12-hour forecast generated right at home. It’s more than accurate, it’s AcuRite.™
5-in-1 Weather Sensor Specifications
|Temperature Range||-40 to 158 degrees Fahrenheit; -40 to 70 degrees Celsius|
|Temperature Accuracy||+/- 2 degrees Fahrenheit|
|Humidity Range||1% to 99% Relative Humidity|
|Humidity Accuracy||+/- 5% from 0% to 10% Relative Humidity|
+/- 4% from 10% to 20% Relative Humidity
+/- 3% from 20% to 80% Relative Humidity
+/- 4% from 80% to 90% Relative Humidity
+/- 5% from 90% to 100% Relative Humidity
|Wind Speed||0 to 99 mph; 0 to 159 kph|
|Wind Speed Accuracy||+/-2 mph below 10 mph|
+/- 3 mph from 10 to 30 mph
+/- 4 mph from 30 to 50 mph
+/- 5 mph from 50 to 99 mph
|Wind Direction Indicators|| 16 points|
|Rainfall Capacity||0 to 99.99 inches; 0 to 99.99 millimeters|
|Rain Gauge Accuracy||+/- 0.05" per inch of rainfall|
|Wireless Range||330 feet / 100 meters depending on home construction materials|
|Wireless Signal||433 MHz|
|Power||4 AA alkaline or lithium* batteries|
*Lithium batteries recommended for temperatures below -4 degrees Fahrenheit / -20 degrees Celsius
|Data Reporting||Wind Speed: 18 second updates|
Wind Direction, Temperature and Humidity: 36 second updates
|Dimensions||10.8" Height x 5.6" Width x 13.8" Depth|
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