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Weather Station Buyers Guide and Test Results (Updated 2023)

Ed Oswald

Welcome to our home weather station buyers guide! If you’re looking for tips on what to look for and the results of our real-world weather station tests, you’ve come to the right place. See our Best Home Weather Stations of 2023 rankings for our full reviews, which use the tests ... Continue reading

Buying a Cheap Weather Station?

Ed Oswald

Weather watching is a fascinating hobby, but it's certainly not a cheap one. Most weather stations can easily run into the hundreds of dollars, which prices out a significant number of us. If budget is a concern for you, a cheap weather station is probably your best bet.

What AcuRite Weather Station Should I Buy?

Ed Oswald

AcuRite is likely one of the world's most prolific weather instrument manufacturers. Chances are you've seen at least one AcuRite weather station at your local retailer: retailers like Walmart, Target, and Home Depot sometimes sell the AcuRite weather stations (or both) in their brick-and-mortar stores.

Davis Vantage Pro2 Review

Ed Oswald

You might call the Davis Instruments Vantage Pro2 the "granddaddy" of personal weather stations. This model has been around for the better part of two decades: I owned a first-generation Vantage Pro in the mid-2000s. It was the best weather station I ever owned and was worth every penny of the $500 I spent on it at the time.

WeatherFlow Tempest Review

Ed Oswald

The WeatherFlow Tempest is a station I've been watching for years. The station first debuted on Indiegogo in late 2016 (no, that's not a typo) and looked like nothing else on the market.

Davis Vantage Vue Review

Ed Oswald

I'm somewhat biased: I've had my Davis Vantage Vue wireless weather station installed in my backyard since September 2016. But as a result, I can provide you with a long-term review with many more positives than negatives.

Which Davis Weather Station Should I Buy?

Ed Oswald

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.

What Ambient Weather Station Should I Buy?

Ed Oswald

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.

Ambient Weather WS-5000 Review

Ed Oswald

Ambient Weather's weather stations have become what I expect to see in mid-range models. The company all but defined the budget end of the spectrum with the WS-2902 series, which performed almost as well as the Davis Vantage Vue -- and offered best-in-class smart home connectivity. I couldn't wait to test the Ambient Weather WS-5000 out for myself.

7 Best Weather Station Deals

Jenna Deutschman

No doubt at some point you’ve looked up at the clouds, if just for their beauty, and to marvel at the different shapes and sizes. By knowing the various cloud types you can make general assumptions about current and near-future weather.