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Here’s the Prime Day weather station deals we’re expecting

Get ready for Amazon's annual sale with these deals

By Ed Oswald

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Prime Day is coming! It’s never too early to prepare as there are always great weather gadget deals and great deals on thousands of other items.

The deals during Prime Day 2023 were pretty good, and much better than the year before. We expect the deals to be just as good if not better — and many weather stations are already showing up discounted — which is pretty rare outside of a big sale. So how can you stay on top of the best deals? Keep reading.

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Before diving into our deals, ensure you’re an Amazon Prime member! Some deals are Prime Exclusives, so joining now gets you a 30-day free trial required to take advantage of most deals, and you can cancel at any time!

Not sure what to get? Let them pick. Amazon also offers Prime gift memberships for as little as $39. (We know from experience as weather geeks that you’ll buy much more once you start weather-watching!)

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Pre-Prime Day weather station deals

These are already on sale if you can’t wait.

AcuRite Iris (5-in-1) Indoor/Outdoor Wireless Weather Station (01512M)
  • Comprehensive Weather Information: One of the best weather stations, receive over 55 data points that allow you to monitor historical data, the heat index, dew point, feels like temperature, pressure trends with trend arrow, and more
  • Real-Time Weather Conditions: Look no further for the perfect indoor and outdoor weather station! Wirelessly receive readings for indoor/outdoor temperature and humidity, wind speed/direction, barometric pressure, and rainfall directly to your home weather station
  • Easiest Setup on the Market: Just install batteries, attach the wireless outdoor sensor to a pole or post using the included mounting bracket, and you’re ready to be the neighborhood weather expert
  • Weather Clock: The indoor weather station display is a large, color LCD Display with the current time, date, and an adjustable dimmer, making it convenient to read and easily view indoor and outdoor data, time, and conditions
  • Weather Forecast: The outdoor weather station collects elevation data and combines it with barometric pressure data from the indoor weather station to provide a personalized weather forecast 12 hours from your current conditions
  • Multiple Thermometers & Weather Instruments: Wireless weather station with a built-in anemometer, wind vane, barometer, hygrometer, rain gauge, and thermometer to give you hyperlocal personalized data on your indoor weather station for home
  • Included on Multiple “Best of” Lists: Listed as one of the Best Home Weather Stations by USA Today, Best Midrange Home Weather Station by Bob Vila, and 2nd Best Overall Weather Station by Best Reviews Tube
  • Company Based in Lake Geneva, WI, USA, since 1943 and known for superior, long-lasting quality products and USA-based customer service
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We can’t believe it, but it is our fourth Prime Day event, so we have a pretty good idea of what may go on sale. This year, we’ve seen some items go on sale early, so it’s worth it to keep checking, as there may be some surprise early deals.

Best Chances for a Deal

These weather stations are most often on sale on Prime Day.

Tempest Weather System

WeatherFlow is a relatively recent entrant to the home weather station market, although it has years of experience. Its coastal network of professional weather stations has been delivering vital information to meteorologists for years and has proven useful (and durable) in landfalling hurricanes.

The Tempest Weather System is WeatherFlow's first attempt at a wireless home weather station. For the most part, it's a good start. It's the only one of our stations with built-in lightning detection, one of Tempest's standout features, and operates entirely on solar power.

We found that the real-time lightning data matched better with historical data than from professional lightning detection networks. It regularly detected distant lightning faster than any other station we've tested. In addition to lightning data, the Tempest measures indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, barometric pressure, and UV and light intensity.

Wind is measured by a sonic anemometer which we found to be fairly accurate. And up until the Ecowitt Wittboy, the Tempest Weather System was the only home weather station to use a haptic rain sensor.

See our review for a way to save 10% off your next purchase from WeatherFlow.

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Ambient Weather WS-2902

The Ambient Weather WS-2902 is surprisingly feature-packed and accurate, given its price. Many of the cheap wireless home weather stations we've tested had issues that prevented us from genuinely recommending them. The WS-2902 does not.

The WS-2902 isn't as accurate as the WS-5000 or Davis weather stations, but it's also less than half the price. The connectivity is a standout feature at its price point, with full smart-home capabilities thanks to IFTTT, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa support. Like the WS-5000, connecting the station to AmbientWeather.net allows you to share data with Weather Underground and access weather station data through the app or a web-based portal.

If you can't justify the price of other weather stations on our list, the Ambient Weather WS-2902 is the best budget model available. The LCD display console in the WS-2902 is much improved over previous models. When we tested the WS-2902A, the console suffered from readability problems beyond a 30-degree angle, which is far less of a problem now.

The WS-2902 weather station has all the features you'd expect including indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, rainfall, wind speed and direction, and barometric pressure. A nice surprise is the inclusion of a fairly accurate UV/light sensor, something you typically don't see on other home weather stations even in this price range.

Ecowitt Wittboy Weather Station

The Wittboy is Ecowitt's latest Wi-Fi weather station, and it's aimed at those outside of the U.S. who might not want to pay the extra duties to import in the WeatherFlow Tempest. It doesn't have lightning detection or smart home capabilities (that we can tell), but it does pretty much everything else the Tempest does.

The outdoor sensor contains a haptic rainfall sensor, light and UV sensors, an ultrasonic wind speed sensor, and temperature and humidity sensors. Ecowitt also includes its Wi-Fi hub, which allows you to send your data to Weather Underground. The Wittboy is new, so we're hesitant to give it our full-throated endorsement, but it's worth considering.

Possibly on sale

The next options may or may not be on sale (they’ve not consistently been on sale in past events, are new, etc). We’ll keep an eye on these.

Ambient Weather WS-1965 WiFi Weather Station

The WS-1965 is Ambient's cheapest weather station with internet connectivity.

Ambient Weather WS-5000

Unfortunately, rising component costs and inflation have made the Ambient Weather WS-5000 one of our list's most expensive personal weather stations. That played a part in losing the top rank in our Best Weather Stations of 2024 rankings (it was the #1 best weather station back in 2022). But you do get quite a bit for your money.

The WS-5000 features a redesigned sensor suite, including an ultrasonic anemometer. Eliminating the cup anemometer found on other weather stations drastically reduces the number of moving parts and can measure wind speed as accurately as the cup-and-vane. This should extend its useable life as the traditional anemometer requires ongoing maintenance to ensure trouble-free use.

The Ambient Weather WS-5000's sensors were much more accurate in our tests than the WS-2000, WS-2902, and WS-1900A, which use a slightly lower-quality sensor suite. Thanks to expandability and a wide array of optional additional sensors here, you can add just about any sensor you can think of, including air quality, soil moisture, water temperature, and lightning, all of which send data to the console in as little as every five seconds.

The company has made it easy to share your data publicly through Weather Underground. Its smart home connectivity is best in class, offering IFTTT compatibility to connect your station to your smart home system. Of course, there's Ambient Weather Network and the Ambient Weather app to view your personal weather stations' data remotely on your mobile device or through the web app.

If you're looking for a step up from the WS-2902, with accuracy that rivals any Davis station, the WS-5000 is the best home weather station for you. The price, however, might scare some away. If you can do without the console, a version of the WS-5000 with app access to your data is available.

Other weather gadgets to watch for sales on

Midland WR120B Weather Radio with SAME

To our understanding, the Midland WR120B is the company’s best-selling model. If you can’t afford the WR300, you can still find a radio that supports all the features we think are critical, including SAME technology in the Midland WR120. It’s also Public Alert certified.

It’s not as easy to use as the WR300, but with some extra work, you should be able to set up the alerts for your location. It even features a built-in clock with an alarm and snooze so you can wake up to the latest weather report each morning. The biggest issue with the WR120B is that there is no battery backup, so when the power’s out, the radio doesn’t work. 

Climalytic Tropo Rain Gauge & Snow Gauge

You might not know this, but the Stratus turned 50 this year. And while the design of rain gauges have generally been the same for hundreds of years, there has definitely been some advancement in understanding how to accurately measure precipitation in a wide array of conditions. The TROPO by Climalytic Instruments is a representation of those advancements.

Now our preferred rain gauge, the TROPO features a steeper funnel, shown to more accurately measure precipitation in wind. The overall gauge is larger and has a 13.5-inch capacity — making the inner cylinder much easier to read than the Stratus. Optional bird spikes keep your feathered friends from relieving themselves in the rain gauge, and textured grips on either side make transport much less risky.

But that’s not all — the TROPO also includes a handle and spout on the outer cylinder, making measuring heavier rainstorms simple (that’s not the case with the Stratus). We’re huge fans, and we recommend accuracy-conscious weather watchers consider the TROPO first.

Stratus Precision Rain Gauge

Digital gauges are very popular; however, you’ll never get the precise measurements you will with an analog rain gauge, especially the Stratus Precision Rain Gauge. Made of UV-resistant polycarbonate plastic, the Stratus can measure up to 11″ of rain (1″ in the inner tube and up to 10″ in the outer cylinder.

You’ll get precise rainfall readings to .01″, and the Stratus is built to National Weather Service standards. The Stratus is the preferred rain gauge if you’re planning to join a rainfall reporting network like CoCoRAHS.

The Stratus comes with a mounting bracket that you can place on a post and easily slide the Stratus on and off the bracket to measure rainfall and clean the gauge. While it’s as expensive as some digital rain gauges, you’ll be able to measure both rain and snow, something digital gauges cannot do.

Wrapping Up

While we won’t know any Prime Day weather station deals for a while yet, our above recommendations are a good place to start. As we learn more about what deals to expect, we’ll share them here. If you want to hear about deals even quicker, sign up for our mailing list and notifications using the signup form above.

Happy deal hunting, and keep this page bookmarked — we’ll be updating it throughout the event!

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Ed Oswald

Ed Oswald has nearly two decades of experience in technology and science journalism, and specializes in weather stations and smart home technology. He's written for Digital Trends, PC World, and TechHive. His work has also appeared in the New York Times. When he isn't writing about gadgets, he enjoys chasing severe weather and winter storms.