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Measuring Weather

How Does an Anemometer Measure Wind Speed?

Posted in: Measuring Weather
By AcuRite Team
May 18, 2018
The first anemometers were developed centuries ago, and have taken a variety of forms. Over time, scientists learned what configurations work best.

Guidelines For Sensor Siting

Posted in: Measuring Weather
By AcuRite Team
May 10, 2018

If I buy a weather station, where should I place it to get the most accurate weather measurements?

What is a Wind Vane?

By AcuRite Team
April 23, 2018

Learn about the different types of wind vanes, all of which tell us the direction the wind is coming from.

Spring Cleaning: Weather Station Maintenance

Posted in: Measuring Weather
By AcuRite Team
March 20, 2018

Clean out the rain bucket! Fix the anemometer! Here’s your honey-do list for spring!

What is Atmospheric Pressure?

By AcuRite Team
February 5, 2018

What is pressure, how is it measured, and why do I care?

How to Measure Humidity

Posted in: Measuring Weather
By AcuRite Team
December 21, 2017

Humidity affects the way we perceive a given temperature – at the same temperature, higher humidity will generally make us feel warmer, and lower humidity will make us feel cooler.

How to Measure Rain with Rain Gauges

Posted in: Measuring Weather
By AcuRite Team
December 18, 2017

A rain gauge is a weather tool that tells you how much rain has fallen, useful for making decisions about the amount of watering your lawn or garden requires.