High Tech Backyard Weather Stations Can Save You Big Money

People are always looking for technology innovations that will make their life easier, more comfortable, or provide a bit more predictability to their daily events. One innovation that holds promise for doing exactly that are backyard weather stations.

Not so many years ago a high-tech backyard weather station might consist of a weather vane, a barometer, and a rain gauge. Today's technology can provide you with a wireless weather station that monitors so much more critical information like soil moisture and leaf wetness, among other things, and then wirelessly transmits the data to your computer where you can track, graph and analyze historical data.

Today's weather stations have sensors that can detect important weather variables such as daily highs and lows, temperature changes by the hour, barometric changes, and windspeed and direction for any time of the day, along with humidity. If you live in a hgh wind zone be assured that the best outdoor units are built to withstand wind speeds up to 150 mph. They can wirelessly send the data every couple seconds up to 1000 ft. away to an indoor console. The indoor console also collects data for the indoor temperature and humidity and interfaces with your computer.

So what can you do with his data? Everybody with a garden wants to know what to expect in weather conditions over the next several days or even how this particular day of the year has panned out weather-wise in the recent past. High winds dry soil quickly. Frost or below normal temperatures could devastate exotic plants. Some homeowners take great pride in their landscaping and spend many hours caring for thousands of dollars of bushes and plants. Any realtor will tell you that flourishing landscaping plants add significant value to your property. Weather knowledge is about saving money, too.

Outdoor home improvement activities like painting, roof work, masonry, and concrete are highly dependent on favorable weather conditions. For a small independent contractor in the construction business having a better than your average weatherman handle on upcoming weather events could mean the difference between the success and failure of his business. He cannot afford to do every job twice - and out of his own pocket. Construction materials ruined by weather are costly to replace, especially for homeowners who have nobody else to look to for leaving them out and exposed to the weather.

If you're planning a big outdoor event like a barbecue or a pool party you would probably like to have more solid information than an eye to the sky and a finger in the air. How much more important would it be if you were planning an outdoor wedding for tomorrow? Maybe you will be able to save a few hundred dollars on those rain canopies because you know you will not need them, or maybe now you know you are going to have to dig a little deeper to come up with the extra money to pay for them.

Not everybody needs to our wants to be a weather nut but for those people to whom today's and tomorrow's weather mean everything, high technology backyard weather stations can provide it all.

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