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How Can I Compare your different Weather Station Model Features and Specifications?

Personal Weather Station Comparison Chart: https://ambientweather.com/weather-station-comparison-chart The following is a comparison of specifications and features for the Ambient Weather station brands. Falcon SeriesWS-8480 Observer SeriesWS-1201-IP Osprey SeriesWS-2902CWS-1900AWS-1550-IP Osprey SeriesWS-2000WS-5000 WS-7000 SeriesWS-7078WS-7079 WS-100 Series:WS-100 ColorView Series:WS-50 Each brand shares the same sensor array (Falcon, Osprey, Observer,…

How do I calibrate Barometric Pressure?

To compare pressure conditions from one location to another, meteorologists correct pressure to sea-level conditions. Because the air pressure decreases as you rise in altitude, the sea-level corrected pressure (the pressure your location would be at if located at sea-level) is generally higher than your…

Preventive Maintenance and Reset of the Outdoor Sensor Array

Preventive Maintenance and Reset of the Outdoor Sensor Array. Item #: WS-2902-ARRAY (Printed Part: WH65B) To ensure that the outdoor weather station array stays in proper working condition please follow the steps below: 1.Replace the batteries. We recommend fresh Lithium Energizer and here is why:…

Humidity reads 99% all of the time, Osprey Series.

If the hygrometer or humidity sensor reads 99% all of the time, it is possible the sensor array requires fresh batteries or needs resetting. Cover the solar collector to shut of the solar energy source. Cover remove the batteries. Press the reset button for a…

My rain gauge appears to be under reporting.

If the display is showing rain rate, change to daily rain to track the rain accumulation better. Make certain the rain gauge is level. If not perfectly level, the tipping mechanism will not work properly and under report rain. Make certain there are no obstructions…

Rain Funnel coil spring/filter

Q. What is this coil spring that came with my rain gauge? It is a stainless steel filter which is included in the package. It’s aimed to stop leaves or bird droppings to avoid the obstruction of the cone hole. The installation is simple: press…

Wind Speed reads low, Osprey Series.

The gust is the maximum wind speed in the 16 second update period (sampled once per second), whereas the wind speed is the 16 sample average. It is difficult to “perceive” an average wind speed. We recommend you switch the display console to gust. It…

Forecast Cloud icon flashing, Osprey Series.

If the forecast cloudy icon is flashing rain, this means there was a rapid drop in barometric pressure, indicating a storm is in the forecast 24-48 hours in advance. When the pressure rises again or stabilizes, the forecast icon will stop flashing. In general, if…

I would like to purchase a second or additional console for the WS-2902. Is this possible?

Yes, you can purchase as many consoles as you like. Two purchase a second console, visit: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902aconsole.html If your second console does not require connection to the Internet, and is for display purposes only, you can save by ordering the WS-1900 console: https://www.ambientweather.com/amws1900console.html The new WS-2000-C…

How do I Reset the Total Rain?

Press the RAIN button to switch between Rain Rate (in/hr), Rain Event, Rain Day, Rain Week, Rain Month, and Rain Total. Resetting the weekly rain also resets the daily rain. Resetting the monthly rain also resets the daily and weekly rain. Resetting the total rain…

Can the Weather Station Measure Snow?

Most weather stations use self-emptying rain gauges, which do not count snow and will not operate when frozen. It requires the snow melt before the precipitation is “counted”.

Weather Station Console is Showing the Wrong Day of the Week.

If the weather station is showing the wrong day of the week: Make sure the year is correct. Make sure the month-day format is MM-DD and DD-MM (day/month vs month/day). Make sure the time zone is set correctly if the console time is radio controlled…

The Outdoor Temperature is Stuck and Never Changes, Osprey Series.

If only the temperature is stuck or does not change, and all of the other sensors are updating, it is possible the sensor array requires fresh batteries or needs resetting. Cover the solar collector to shut of the solar energy source. Cover remove the batteries….

Sensor array loses signal at night, Osprey Series

1 . Replace the batteries.We recommend Energizer Lithium Ultimate batteries like the following: https://www.amazon.com/Energizer-Ultimate-Lithium-Batteries-Each/dp/B00003IEME Lithium batteries have a wide temperature operating range. They operate between -40 degF and 140 degF. Alkaline batteries only operate to about +10 degF. Rechargeable batteries often have a limited life…

Temperature Reads too low at night.

Temperature can read too low (or inaccurate) at night when placed close to a radiant heat source, like a house, building or structure.  It can also read lower then other stations in your area due to irrigation or sprinklers. Place the sensor inside next to…

UV (ultraviolet) Radiation Definition.

An ultraviolet sensor (UV sensor) is a device that measures UV light from the Sun. The UV index is an international standard measurement of how strong the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is at a particular place on a particular day. It is a scale primarily…

How do I Manually Set the Date and Time?

To manually set the date and time, you must enter the Set Mode. Press and hold the SET button for two seconds to enter the SET Mode. To proceed to the next setting, press (do not hold) the SET button. To exit the SET mode…