Types of Weather Stations

Weather stations have been around since dials enabled readings of outdoor conditions. Those old-fashioned versions are still available, but they share shelf space with more advanced atmospheric recorders. The newest weather stations help you figure out not only what current conditions are, but what they might be like in the next few days, too. If you're looking for a weather station, review the types -- manual, digital, and glass globe -- to find the right fit.

Types of Weather Stations

Types of Weather Stations

Weather stations have been around since dials enabled readings of outdoor conditions. Those old-fashioned versions are still available, but they share shelf space with more advanced atmospheric recorders. The newest weather stations help you figure out not only what current conditions are, but what they might be like in the next few days, too. If you're looking for a weather station, review the types -- manual, digital, and glass globe -- to find the right fit.

Manual

A more traditional take on the weather station, manual versions have dials that read outside or inside conditions such as barometric pressure and temperature.

Digital

Digital weather stations can be as simple or as technical as you like, with forecasts, time display, alarm functions, and even icons that indicate what to wear.

shop Digital
$53.00 $26.58

Features: Pressure trend chart, pressure history recorded over the past 12 hours. Pressure show mb / hpa, with Hg and mmHg 5 Weath...er forecasts 8 Languages are available Calendar display Time display (hours and seconds) Two alarm clock and snooze function, snooze interval of 5 minutes The temperature is expressed in C / F The indoor thermometer (-9C ~ 50C) is updated every ten minutes Indoor hygrometer (20% to 95%) is updated every ten minutes Outdoor thermometer Outdoor hygrometer The maximum / minimum value of the thermometer with 433MHZ can receive 3 channels Rise time display Indoor comfort index Dress index Freezing point alarm, alarm clock, time zone, moon phase display Power shortage warning Transmission and reception distance 30M Radio waves can be selected Wall hanging / table put Backlight selection Specifications: Material: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Standard packaging bubble bag plus white box Indoor temperature range 0 to 50 (temperature accuracy: plusmn; 1.5 ) Indoor humidity range 20% - 95% Outdoor temperature range of -9 - 50 degrees Celsius Size Thermometer: 13x12cm/5.1 4.7 Remote control: 10x6cm/3.9 2.3 rdquo; Note: This product does not pack fast battery Package Included: 1 x Remote Sensor 1 x Thermometer 1 x Manual read more

LaCrosse Technology
$79.99

This La Crosse Technology Wind Speed Weather Station makes it easy to talk about the weather knowledgeably, with current informati...on, so even your casual conversation will be impressively accurate. Now you can advise family members on what to wear, just in case they ask. This station monitors indoor climate and backyard conditions. Its advanced 3-in-1 sensor records wind speed, outdoor temperature and humidity and wirelessly transmits information up to 300 feet. Use the indoor display with the included AC adapter or batteries (not included). Other great features: self-setting time, date and calendar views; an adjustable backlight; signal strength and low battery indicators. read more

LaCrosse Technology
$149.99 $79.99

With this wireless professional weather station, you don't need to rely on the blow-dried dude with the polyester sport coat. You ...get complete information in one source. The station displays all the key measurements of current conditions: The current indoor temperature (from 32°F-139°F) and outdoor temperature (from -40.8°F-139.8°F), making it suitable for Antarctica, Death Valley and all points in between; Barometric pressure, which is the key number to understanding what's coming; Wind speed (up to 110 MPH), direction and wind chill, which is a key measurement when the winter winds are howling; Dew point, and relative humidity for your location, which is crucial data because it's not the heat, it's the humidity. Weather history at your fingertips: The weather station collects up to 140 historical weather data sets, providing the ability for you to look at trends going back several months. Forecasting capability: The weather station provides 3 forecast icons with a tendency arrow for barometric pressure, which is the key number to understand what's coming. User-selectable alarms: If a storm is coming, the weather station warns you with a choice of alarms, including warnings of an impending storm; wind speed; high/low temperatures; and high/low humidity. As weather changes, you'll know what's happening. Accurate, capable recordkeeping: The weather station records total and 24-hour rainfall through a connection with a wireless, self-emptying rain bucket, with a range up to a Noah-like 78.7"; if totals are that high, you might want to consider an ark. Understanding the storm that's passed: The weather station also provides a 12-hour history graph with min./max. time and date records; min./max. dew point time and date; and a max. wind gust speed. More than weather: The weather station also functions as a timekeeping device, featuring a day, week, month or year calendar and 12/24-hour time, and it also works as an alarm clock with crescendo alarm. The complete solution includes a wireless sensor with up to a 330ft. transmission range, allowing you to place the sensor in a variety of locations on your property. Thermo-hygro sensor requires two AA batteries; rain gauge requires two AAA batteries (not included). read more

Glass Globe

Almost as sculptural as they are functional, glass globe weather stations use a cylindrical element to read the barometric pressure, which is said to be a predictor of weather.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

If you're looking for a simple purchase to tell you current conditions, then a basic weather station may be all you need. But there are more features and amenities that can add functionality you might find yourself enjoying and using. That's why you'll want to review these purchase considerations before landing on your perfect weather station. They include a humidity sensor, range, indoor/outdoor capabilities, and multiple units. Try this overview to sort through your options.

Humidity Sensor

A valuable function, especially in dry winter climates, a humidity sensor can help you determine whether to add artificial moisture to the air with a humidifier.

Range

Digital weather stations have different ranges, typically up to 100 feet. That will dictate placement of the unit as well as the accuracy of its readings.

Indoor-Outdoor Capabilities

Some weather stations have indoor-outdoor capabilities that allow you to more accurately determine conditions outside.

Multiple Units

Many advanced digital weather stations have secondary units; the main unit may be placed in an oft-used room such as the kitchen or living area. The smaller unit is a great addition to a bedside, allowing you to assess exterior conditions without leaving the comfort of your bedroom.

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No Brand
$37.99 $29.99

This weather station features a clock, a wireless thermometer, programmable temperature alert, and transmits up to 100 feet. The t...hree line display shows indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity. Model 91756. read more

Acu-Rite
$45.99 $40.94

Indoor/Outdoor TempBarometric pressure historySelf-Setting clockSelf-Setting calendarTabletop or wall-mountable. Weather the day w...ith confidence with your own weather and weather prediction information – pinpoint accuracy right from your own backyard.... read more

La Crosse Technology
$39.99 $31.99

Featuring wireless indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, this La Crosse Technology weather station with moon phase will alw...ays keep you informed. : Moon phase with eight icons. Records minimum and maximum temperature values. 12/24 hour manual set time display. : Includes: receiver & sensor Receiver: 5H x 3.2W x 0.8D Transmission range: 330-ft. Requires4 AAA batteries (not included) Manufacturer's 1-year limited warrantyFor warranty information please click here Model no. WS-9066U-IT-CBP Promotional offers available online at Kohls.com may differ from those offered in Kohl's stores. Size: One Size. Color: Brown. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Adult. read more

La Crosse Technology
$34.99 $25.99

Get weather updates instantly with this La Crosse Technology weather station. Its wireless design, atomic timekeeping and advanced... forecasting system let you check current weather conditions at a glance. Stay a step ahead of the weather with this wireless weather station.Get weather updates instantly with this La Crosse Technology weather station. Its wireless design, atomic timekeeping and advanced forecasting system let you check current weather conditions at a glance. Stay a step ahead of the weather with this wireless weather station. Wireless sensor allows instant data transmission up to 330 feet away. Indoor and outdoor temperature readings keep you prepared. Minimum and maximum temperature and humidity recording display on screen Auto update feature automatically sets the exact time, and updates for daylight saving time. Details: Receiver dimensions: 5.35H x 3.74W x .74D Sensor dimensions: 5.05H x 1.5W x .83D Receiver requires 2 AAA alkaline batteries (not included) Sensor requires 2 AA alkaline batteries (not included) Outdoor temperature range: -39.8F to 157.8F (-39.9C to 69.9C) Indoor temperature range: 32F to 139.8F (0C to 59.9C) Manufacturer's 1-year limited warrantyFor warranty information please click here Model no. WS-9080U-IT-CBP Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. read more

La Crosse Technology
$39.99 $29.99

Efficiently plan your day with this La Crosse Weather weather station. Its wireless design and advanced forecast system bring you ...accurate and up-to-date weather information anywhere in your home. Stay a step ahead of the weather with this wireless weather station. Wireless sensor allows instant data transmission up to 330 feet away. Indoor and outdoor temperature readings keep you prepared. Minimum and maximum temperature recordings display on screen. Weather icons and barometric tendency arrow provide additional forecasting tools. Alarm with snooze function offers total convenience. Details: Receiver: 5.5H x 5.5W x 1D Sensor: 5.05H x .83W x 1.5D Receiver requires 3 AA alkaline batteries (not included) Sensor requires 2 AA batteries alkaline (not included) Outdoor temperature range: -39.8F to 139.8F (-39.9C to +59.9C) Indoor temperature range: 14.2F to 99.9F (-9.9C to +37.8C) Transmission frequency: 915 MHz Wall hanging or free standing (fold-out stand included) Manufacturer's 1-year limited warrantyFor warranty information please click hereFor information about the modified return policy, please click here Model numbers: WS-9133BK-IT-CBP WS-9133T-IT Promotional offers available online at Kohls.com may differ from those offered in Kohl's stores. Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. read more

La Crosse Technology
$39.99 $29.99

Get weather updates instantly with this La Crosse Technology wireless weather station. Its design gives you the day's temperature ...and humidity without any hassle, and its solar-powered system is more energy efficient. Always know the forecast with this weather station. Indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity readings keep you prepared. Time display lets you make the most of your day. Design doubles as a wall hanging or free-standing device for ultimate convenience. Details: Receiver: 6.3H x 5.3W x 1.5D Manufacturer's 1-year limited warrantyFor warranty information please click here Model no. WS6010U-IT-CBP Promotional offers available online at Kohls.com may differ from those offered in Kohl's stores. Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Adult. read more

La Crosse Technology
$39.99 $27.99

Never have trouble planning your outfit again thanks to this wireless weather station. The weather girl dresses up in eight differ...ent costumes, showing you what to wear based on the forecast. Look fabulous no matter what the temperature reads with this La Crosse Technology wireless weather station. Wireless sensor allows instant data transmission up to 330 feet away. Indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity readings keep you prepared. Auto update feature automatically sets the exact time, and updates for daylight saving time. Details: Receiver: 5.35H x 3.74W x .74D Sensor: 3.5H x 1.5W x .53D Receiver requires2 AAA alkaline batteries (not included) Sensor requires 2 AA batteries alkaline (not included) Indoor temperature range: 14.1F to 139.8F (-10C to +59.9C) Outdoor temperature range: -39.8F to +139.8F (-39.9C to +59.9C) Indoor humidity range: 1% to 99% (%RH) Battery life: up to 24 months Wall hanging or free standing Manufacturer's 1-year limited warrantyFor warranty information please click hereFor information about the modified return policy, please click here Model no. WS-9740U-IT-CBP Promotional offers available online at Kohls.com may differ from those offered in Kohl's stores. Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Adult. read more

La Crosse Technology
$44.95 $24.99

CLOSEOUTS . This innovative La Crosse Technology wireless weather stations helps you stabilize the moisture inside your home by co...mparing indoor and outdoor temperatures and humidity. Two window icons suggest opening or closing your windows to maintain... read more

La Crosse Technology
$49.95 $29.99

Overstock . Solar powered with a whopping 200' transmission range, La Crosse Technology's wireless weather station keeps you in th...e know with current, minimum and maximum indoor and outdoor temperatures and humidity. Even under minimal light, the... read more

FRIGIDAIRE
$77.95 $39.99

CLOSEOUTS . Frigidaire's LED weather station displays indoor and outdoor temperature, the day's forecast and the current time on i...ts gorgeous LED display. Available Colors: MIRRORED. read more

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