Pa. pileup exposes the need for better snow squall warnings

As if the coldest late March weather in nearly three decades wasn’t enough to make headlines, unusually strong late-season snow squalls tore through central Pennsylvania Monday morning. One squall triggered a 50+ car pileup on Interstate 81 near Minersville, Pa., killing at least five. While meteorologists did provide warning of the squall, some question whether[…]

10 Windiest Cities in the US: Is Chicago the Windy City?

Chicago is called “America’s Windy City.” It earned this nickname because of its windy winters. However, is Chicago the windiest city in America? To find out, we compiled data on the 10 windiest cities in the US. The results might surprise you. For our updated list for 2022, we refined our list to clarify city[…]

Galileo Thermometer: How They Work and the 5 Best to Buy

A Galileo Thermometer is a glass tube filled with liquid, typically ethanol, and has a series of weights attached to it. As the temperature changes, the liquid expands or contracts, which moves the weights up or down the tube. While the instrument bears the name of the great Italian physicist Galileo Galilei, he did not[…]

Is Tornado Alley Shifting East? The Data Says Yes

As winter changes to spring, meteorologists switch focus from winter storms to severe weather. Ramping up first in the Deep South in March, tornado season reaches its peak in ‘Tornado Alley’ in May and June. But where the bulk of these tornadoes form seems to be shifting east. Tornado Alley still sees greater numbers of[…]

Davis Instruments AirLink Review: Great, But You Need to Buy Into the Ecosystem

We will start by saying if you don’t own a Davis weather station, the Davis AirLink air quality monitor might not be your best option. However, if you do, and have already upgraded to the new WeatherLink Live access point, it’s a fantastic deal. The AirLink is one of the top-tier indoor air quality monitors[…]

Ambient Weather WS-2902C Review: Best Budget Weather Station

There are many choices regarding personal weather stations, especially for budget models. But with these cheap weather stations come compromises. That’s why I was skeptical of Ambient Weather’s claims about the WS-2902C. Ambient Weather claims the WS-2902C’s sensors are nearly as accurate as the Davis Vantage Vue but have far superior smart home and connectivity[…]

Davis Vantage Vue vs Vantage Pro2: It’s a Tough Choice

We don’t make it a secret that we’re big fans of Davis weather stations. They might not be the fanciest home weather stations, but they have a proven record of reliability that few other companies can match. Their stations last for decades and measured the highest wind speed recorded by a personal weather station, 199mph![…]

Prime Day is Happening: Here The Best Weather Station Deals

Prime Day is here, and we’re busy searching for all the great deals. Along with deals on thousands of items, we found some great Prime Day weather station deals that you’ll want to check out. Don’t wait too long: Prime Day ends at 11:59pm PT July 13. While the deals aren’t as numerous as in[…]

What Ambient Weather Station Should I Buy? Our 2022 Picks

Jump to: Top Rated | WS-2000 vs. WS-2902C | WS-2902C vs. WS-5000 | WS-2000 vs. WS-5000 | Test Results | FAQ The Ambient Weather brand has been around a long time, initially a great place to find deals on all kinds of weather instruments, but now selling its own branded weather instruments and gadgets. That[…]

Which Kestrel Weather Meter Should I Buy? (Updated for 2022)

Jump to: Top Rated | Kestrel Comparisons | Test Results | Kestrel Specifications | About LiNK Kestrel weather meters are some of the best handheld weather stations on the market. Our favorite is the Kestrel 5000, but we can understand if that’s too expensive. There are a dizzying amount of options, making it difficult to[…]

5 Weather Station Mounting Pole Ideas to Improve Accuracy

Congratulations on your weather station purchase! Now comes the (sometimes) hard part: finding a spot to install your station. You want your readings to be as accurate as possible. We’ve written this blog with some weather station mounting pole ideas for you to consider. Siting tips There are standards for how weather observations are taken.[…]

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