Best rated weather stations for home

Best rated weather stations for home , The manufacturer and designer of meteorological stations La Crosse has been operating since 1983 when he began his career with Allan McCormick as founder, in the United States of America.

Although its beginnings were very humble and its founder was dedicated during the first years to wander around different fairs and states finally the company settled down and grew to become an international company where its products, especially the Weather stations, they can be found everywhere. As they indicate in their page they maintain a philosophy of “small city” so they give great importance to the attention to the customer trying to offer the maximum quality in their products.

La Crosse Technology Weather station models.

Certainly La Crosse Technology has a wide variety of weather stations, but we are going to focus on these 6 models that I think are the most interesting, here we will see a quick view of them for those people who do not have time to read all the Information:

1.La Crosse Technology WS9257IT-TRA-B meteorological station.

La Crosse Technology WS9257IT stands out primarily for the design of its aluminium frame and its minimalist display in which you can see all the information at a glance. It is ideal for home and for those people who want to know the current conditions of temperature and humidity on the outside and inside.La Crosse Technology WS9257IT-TRA-B

Highlights of La Crosse WS9257IT:

  • Aluminum frame.
  • Screen with all the information.
  • Weather forecast using icons.
  • Minimum and maximum temperature recording.
  • Record of the evolution of pressure in the past 12 hours.
  • Information on sunrise and sunset time.
  • Indicator of the lunar phases.
  • Low battery indicator.
  • Temperature on the sensor.

What information can we see on the screen?

  • Temperature and humidity: inside and outside.
  • Time and date.
  • Sunset and Sunrise.
  • Atmospheric pressure trend.
  • Weather forecast using icons.
  • Barometric pressure at the time.
  • Graph with the evolution of pressure in the last 12 hours.
  • Lunar Phases (8 states.)
  • Minimum and maximum temperature recorded.

Pros:

  • Good price.
  • Design.
  • Visually attractive and good quality screen.
  • Sensor temperature information.

Cons:

  • There’s no possibility of adding more sensors.
  • Basic materials and finishes.
  • Use of type C batteries (not included)

2. Station Weather La Crosse Technology WS6860WHI-SIL. The best 3 in 1.

La Crosse Technology WS6860WHI-SIL has 2 things I like: its color display and its 3-in-1 sensor that collects the temperature, humidity and wind speed information, also has the advantage that it can be much easier to install if we live in A house of several heights thanks also to its size.La Crosse Technology WS6860WHI-SIL

It is also a meteorological station intended for use at home and with an informative objective of the basic weather conditions of the outside, but in this case including in the wind velocity sensor so it completes the information better with About the WS9257IT.

It can also be an ideal weather station for recreational boats and for navigation in general because wind speed information can be very important in certain cases, and it also has a wind warning system. Any type of need in which the measurement of wind speed can be important is a good weather station for use.

Features to highlight La Crosse WS6860WHI-SIL:

  • Color screen.
  • Screen with all the information.
  • Weather forecast using icons.
  • Minimum and maximum temperature recording.
  • Record of the evolution of pressure in the past 12 hours.
  • Wind speed record.
  • Maximum Wind register.
  • Wind Alerts.
  • Current wind speed information.
  • Information about the thermal sensation.
  • Information on sunrise and sunset time.
  • Indicator of the lunar phases.
  • Low battery indicator.
  • Temperature on the sensor.

What information can we see on the screen?

  • Temperature and humidity: inside and outside.
  • Wind speed currently in mph/kmh.
  • Beaufort scale.
  • Atmospheric pressure trend.
  • Weather forecast using icons.
  • Thermal sensation.
  • Temperature trend.
  • Wind history from 1 hour, 24 hours, 7 days, 1 month and one year.
  • Minimum and maximum temperature recorded.
  • Chart with the speed of the wind.
  • Low temperature indicator.

Technical Specifications:

Temperatures:

  • Interior: range from-10 °c to 60 °c.
  • Outside:-40 °c to 60 °c.

Relative Humidity:

  • Interior: Range 13% RH to 99% RH.
  • Exterior: Range 13% to 99% RH.
  • Wind Speed: Range: 0-159 kmh.

Transmission scope: 100 meters without hindrance.

Batteries:

  • External Sensor: 2 «C» Alkaline batteries (not included).
  • Console: Power adapter and 3 AAA not included.

Pros:

  • Affordable price.
  • Modern design.
  • Color screen with lots of information.
  • 3-in-1 exterior Sensor makes installation easier.
  • Wind speed information.
  • Information about the thermal sensation.
  • Historical consultation of wind speeds.
  • Wind Alerts.

Cons:

  • There’s no possibility of adding more sensors.
  • You can’t tell the wind direction.
  • You can’t see the evolution of atmospheric pressure.

3. La Crosse Technology WS272. With air quality indicator.

La Crosse Technology WS272 is not exactly a weather station because it does not have the barometer capabilities so it cannot give us weather forecasts, but I wanted to include it by its ability to report on the quality of the air something that certainly I’ve only seen it at a weather station and it’s the famous Netatmo.La Crosse Technology WS272

The information about air quality is becoming more critical and being able to measure the level of CO2 at the local level can be very useful for planning our activities away from home. Unfortunately every time the big cities are more and more polluted and are sometimes affected by major pollution problems.

Highlights of La Crosse WS272:

  • Information on CO2 levels.
  • Air quality information.
  • Indoor and outdoor temperature.
  • Air quality alarms.

What information can we see on the screen?

  • Indoor and outdoor temperature.
  • Indoor relative humidity.
  • CO2 level.
  • Air quality.
  • Connection status with the outside sensor.
  • Minimum and maximum temperature and humidity.
  • Low battery indicator.

Technical Specifications:

Air quality:

  • Air quality range: 450ppm to 3950ppm CO2. Update information every 3 minutes.

Temperatures:

  • Interior: range from-10 °c to 60 °c. Accuracy: +/-1 °c. Resolution: 0.1 °c. Data update: Every 16 seconds
  • Exterior: 10 °c to 60 °c. Accuracy: +/-1 °c. Resolution: 0.1 °c. Data update every 4 seconds.

Relative Humidity:

  • Interior: Range 20% RH to 95% RH.

Transmission scope: 100 meters without hindrance.

Batteries:

  • External Sensor: 2 piles x AA.
  • Console: 2 X LR14.

Dimensions:

  • 6 x 50 X 112.4 mm.

Pros:

  • Good price.
  • Good design.
  • Information on indoor air quality. Co2
  • Information on indoor and outdoor temperature.
  • Bad air quality alarm.

Cons:

  • There’s no possibility of adding more sensors.
  • It has no barometer so you could not know the weather forecast.

4. La Crosse Technology ws1650. 5-in-1 Sensor vertical.

The La Crosse Technology WS1650 model has the peculiarity that its external sensors are in combination and can the mast where they are held can be installed vertically therefore it is possible to install it on a handrail or a horizontal surface. In addition, its size is quite small with other types of weather stations.La Crosse Technology ws1650

Among the sensors that we can enjoy we have: thermometer, hygrometer, Pluviometer and Anemometer.

Its compact-size display offers all the information at a glance. I find it an ideal station to start in the weather and perfect if we have limitations in the installation and can take advantage of the possibility of installing it horizontally.

Highlights of La Crosse WS1650:

  • External sensors for: temperature, humidity, precipitation, atmospheric pressure and wind.
  • Compact design.
  • Affordable price.
  • Weather forecast.
  • Wind scale information.
  • Alerts for temperatures, humidity, rains
  • Registration of maximums and minimums with date and time.
  • Record of the last 24 hours.
  • Lunar phases.
  • Indicator light when there are alerts.

What information can we see on the screen?

  • Indoor and outdoor temperature.
  • Indoor and outdoor humidity.
  • Indoor comfort level.
  • Time and date.
  • Signal strength of the sensors.
  • Weather forecast using icons.
  • History of the evolution of atmospheric pressure in the last few hours.
  • Atmospheric pressure.
  • Wind direction and velocity. 16 Wind directions.
  • Beaufort scale over the endangerment of the wind.
  • Thermal sensation.
  • Current rainfall Ratio.
  • Rainfall Ratio: daily, weekly and monthly.
  • Chart with the rainy regime of the last 5 days.
  • Dominant direction in the last hour.
  • Maximum wind speed and streak with day and hour.
  • Lunar phases.

Technical Specifications:

Indoor temperature Sensor:

  • Range: – 40 °c to 70 ° C.
  • Operating range:-10 ° C to 50 °c.
  • Resolution: 0.1 ° C
  • Accuracy: +/-1 °c.

Outdoor Temperature Sensor:

  • Range: – 40 °c to 80 ° C.
  • Operating range:-40 °c to 60 ° C.
  • Resolution: 0.1 ° C
  • Accuracy: +/-0.5 °c.

Indoor Humidity Sensor:

  • Range: 20% to 90% RH
  • Operating range: 20% to 90% RH.
  • Resolution: 1%
  • Accuracy: +/-5%

Outdoor Humidity Sensor:

  • Range: 1% to 99% RH.
  • Operating range: 1% to 99% RH.
  • Resolution: 1%.
  • Accuracy: +/-3%.

Rain:

  • Range: 0-999 mm
  • Resolution: 0.4 mm.
  • Accuracy: +/-7%.

Anemometer: Wind direction and velocity.

  • Range: 50 m/s, 180 km/h, 97 knots
  • Resolution: 0.1 knots or 0.1 m/s.
  • Accuracy: < 5m/S: +/-0.5%; > 5 m/s: +/-6%.

Batteries:

  • 3XAA.

Dimensions & Weight:

  • 120 x 22 x 190 mm
  • 0.8 KG

Pros:

  • Affordable price.
  • Good design.
  • Complete weather information.
  • Setting weather alerts.
  • Horizontal installation.
  • Information on maximums and minimums.
  • Information on the Beaufort scale.
  • Information about the thermal sensation.

Cons:

  • There’s no possibility of adding more sensors.
  • It has No connection to the USB computer.

5. La Crosse Technology WS6868BLA-SIL meteorological station.

The La Crosse Technology WS6868BLA-SIL weather station model stands out for its full color display and icons. The form of presentation of information regarding other meteorological stations with more traditional screens is quite striking.La Crosse Technology WS6868BLA-SIL

Another aspect to note is its compact 5-in-1 outdoor sensor which brings together all the sensors. The set includes another temperature sensor that we can install another part of our home. One of the aspects that I do not like about this station with respect to others is that you can not see trends charts of barometric pressure or other types of graphics of other sensors, although according to whom this can give the same.

Features to highlight La Crosse Technology WS6868BLA-SIL:

  • External sensors for: temperature, humidity, precipitation, atmospheric pressure and wind.
  • Solar Panel on the outside sensor which helps to save batteries.
  • Modern design.
  • Weather forecast with icons and images.
  • Frost Alerts.
  • Alerts for temperatures, humidity, wind speed and precipitations.
  • Maximum and minimum registration.
  • Temperature trend indicator.
  • Information on rain and wind records.

What information can we see on the screen?

  • Indoor and outdoor temperature.
  • Indoor and outdoor humidity.
  • Time and date.
  • Signal strength of the sensors.
  • Weather forecast using icons and color images.
  • Wind direction and velocity.
  • Temperature trend.
  • Current rainfall Ratio.
  • Rainfall Ratio: Last hour, last 24 hours, last week, last month, year and all history. (does not specify how much memory you have exactly.)
  • History of the wind velocity of the last hour, last 24 hours, last week, last month, last year.

Technical Specifications:

Indoor temperature Sensor:

  • Range:-9.9 °c to 60 ° C.

Outdoor Temperature Sensor:

  • Range:-40 ° C to 60 °c

Indoor Humidity Sensor:

  • Range: 20% to 90% RH
  • Operating range: 10% to 99%

Outdoor Humidity Sensor:

  • Range: 10% to 99% RH

Rain:

  • Range: 0-999 mm

Anemometer: Wind direction and velocity.

  • Range: 180 km/h.

Batteries and power supply:

  • The console can be powered directly by a 6.0 V power adapter or 3xAAA alkaline LR3 batteries that are not included.
  • The external sensor 5 in 1 is powered by 3 x AA LR6 but also has a solar panel that helps to save energy.
  • The external Thermo Hygrometer sensor is powered by 2 x AA LR6.
  • Sensor range: 100 meters.

Pros:

  • Very striking screen.
  • Good design.
  • Complete weather information.
  • Setting weather alerts.
  • Exterior Sensor with solar panel.
  • Information on maximums and minimums.
  • Extra temperature and humidity Sensor included.

Cons:

  • There’s no possibility of adding more sensors.
  • It has No connection to the USB computer.
  • Does not display graphics.
  • Barometric pressure cannot be consulted.
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