Sensor-Based Weather Forecasting

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Sensor-Based Weather Forecasting

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 explanation 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 and their rain gauge would measure rainfall sometime on that day.

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!


AcuRite's sensor-based weather stations and how it works Sensor hanging in a tree


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 pinpoint accuracy personalized for your location.  Your wireless weather station, with the outdoor digitial temperature sensor, can help you make weather predictions!  

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 forecast generated right at home. It’s more than accurate, it’s AcuRite.™

May 14, 2018
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