August 31, 2007
Featuring radio controlled time, date, calendar, weather forecast, moon phase, indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, barometric pressure and various alarm settings for different weather conditions, the easy to read Lacrosse WS-9119U weather station is pretty stunning. We like the blue-back-lit display, and the different readings plug intelligent weather forecasting for snow and fog is pretty interesting.
- Multiple Weather Alarms:
- Radio controlled time and date (can be set manually)
- Hour, minute, and second display
- Weekday, day, month and year display
- Current moon phase
- Indoor temperature with MIN/MAX records (ºF or ºC)
- Indoor humidity (%RH) display
- Outdoor temperature with MIN/MAX records (ºF or ºC)
- Outdoor humidity (%RH) display
- Display data from any one of up to three possible wireless outdoor temp or temp/humidity sensors
- All MIN/MAX records show date/time and can be reset
- Humidity data with MIN/MAX records
- Current barometric pressure (hPa or inHg)
- Barometric pressure bar chart history (last 36 hours)
- Pressure trend indicator (rising or falling)
- Forecast icon (sunny, partly cloudy, cloudy, rain)
- Comfort indicator for indoor temp and humidity
- Time alarm
- 12 or 24 hour time mode
- Time Zones from GMT to –12 GMT
- Daylight Savings Time on/off
- EL (ElectroLuminescent) backlight
At La Crosse Technology WS-9119U Home Weather Station
August 30, 2007
Science of Hurricanes will answer the most basic and profound questions about hurricanes and in one DVD set. We love just about anything we can learn about hurricanes and hurricane survival techniques, and think a behind the scenes hurricane viewing extravaganza is in the making for this fall.
At Hurricane Force: Forecasting a Storm DVDs
August 29, 2007
The Power of Science Build Your Own Weather Station Kit is really meant for kinds in grades 4-6, but we think we might want a piece of the build your own weather station action. This kit will let kids build their own weather stations and study temperature, map reading, barometric pressure, humidity, wind speed and direction.
At Power of Science Build Your Own Weather Station Kit
August 28, 2007
Oregon Scientific's Wireless Weather Forecaster displays 12- and 24-hour weather forecasts, monitors indoor and outdoor temperature, and sets its integrated clock to the US Atomic Clock signal for precision time. Set up the main console indoors where it's convenient to read, and set up the remote, wireless sensor anywhere indoors or out to measure temperature and humidity from up to 100 feet away. Sunny, rainy, and cloudy weather conditions are depicted with easy-to-read graphical icons. The wireless sensor features an LCD display that shows temperature and humidity levels wherever it's stationed. And, since the clock automatically sets itself to the U.S. Atomic Clock, it never needs adjusting for Daylight Saving Time.
- Forecast icons display 12-24 hour weather forecast
- Displays the indoor and outdoor temperature
- Automatically sets itself to the U.S. Atomic Clock - never needs
- adjusting for Daylight Saving Time.
- Moon Phase indicator
- 3 levels of pressure and temperature indicators: Rising, Steady or
- High/low Temperature alarm
- Ice Alert
- Crescendo alarm with snooze function
- Wireless sensor monitors inside/outside temperature
- Three-channel temperature channel capabilities (additional sensors
- required; comes standard with one sensor)
- Sensor operating range: 100 feet
- Outdoor sensor temperature range: -22F to 140F
At Oregon Scientific BAR386A-S Silver Framed Wireless Weather Forecaster
August 27, 2007
Not only does this weather station have a full-color display, its also easy to operate. Photo image animations are brilliantly displayed with accompanying sound effects. This multi-channel station monitors temperature, humidity, and automatically sets itself to the U.S. Atomic Clock. Advanced settings such as photosensitive dimmer and weekend alarm settings included.
At Oregon Scientific Color LCD Wireless Weather Station
August 24, 2007
We use WeatherBug Lite and now think we should get WeatherBug Plus. Why? You can get all the weather information you want, completely ad-free. You just need an Internet connection to get the live, local data from one of the 8,000 WeatherBug tracking stations. WeatherBug Plus can be installed from the CD on up to two computers.
- Live, local temperature in your taskbar
- Severe weather alerts
- An interactive travel map to check the forecast
- Instant access to live animated radar
- Community sections
- Weather monitoring window
- Thirty live weather cameras
- Ability to set up 13 unique weather alerts
- Unique skins
- Air quality and UV index reports
At WeatherBug Plus
August 23, 2007
Forecasts the weather 12-24 hours in advance with three levels of pressure and temperature indicators: Rising, Steady or Falling. Displays indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, and provides comfort level and heat index indicators. Sets itself to the US Atomic Clock signal resulting in no need to ever adjust for Daylight Saving Time.
At Wireless Weather Station with Temperature/Humidity Display
August 22, 2007
This build your own weather station is a little hard to come by but we found it at Amazon.com. You can follow easy instructions to build six weather sets! Observe and record weather and environmental conditions. Designed to help children understand weather conditions and changes. Instead of just reading about energy or forces, the Capsela motorized building system allows kids to handle interlocking parts, create motors, and see for themselves how energy changes with the help of visible gears and wheels. Every kit contains an easy-to-follow activity booklet introducing physical concepts such as energy changes, electric circuits, motion energy, friction and traction, buoyancy, and electric circuitry. Capsela Weather Station contains 40 interlocking parts including a rain gauge, sundial, compass, wind speed and direction indicators.
At Build Your Own Weather Station with Capsela
August 21, 2007
I always liked James Dean - nice guy and a bit of a rebel, but Hurricane Dean - not a nice guy.
Dean made landfall on Mexico's Yucatan coast Tuesday morning as a monster Category 5 storm -- capable of inflicting catastrophic damage -- after gaining intensity in the western Caribbean overnight. The leading edge of Dean's eye wall moved ashore about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday just north of Chetumal, the capital of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, according to the National Hurricane Center. Dean's maximum sustained winds were 165 mph, and the center of the storm was about 35 miles east-northeast of Chetumal moving west-northwest at about 20 mph, according to the NHC's 4 a.m. (5 a.m. ET) advisory.
This is not good. Hopefully something will change and Dean will slow down a bit and chew his food instead of just spitting everything and everyone out. Good luck everyone.
August 20, 2007
If you're into DIY or you have kids - this book and set is perfect for you. Now kids can put their head in the clouds with this full-spectrum weather station. Includes 13 easy-to-assemble parts, a cloud chart, stickers, and a weather tracker to record wind, rain, and temperature. You'll really learn more and will explore the science behind weather using this interactive station solution with your kids.
At You Build It: Weather Station Book
August 17, 2007
We like the review of the Oregon Scientific WMR100/BOXTIT Weather Station Set and think we might have to find one and test it ourselves.
I have the Oregon Scientific WMR100 which comes with a rain collector, a combined wind/temperature/humidity sensor, a display unit, and various mounting hardware. I tested its accuracy in several ways, including pouring carefully measured amounts of water (from a rain gauge) through the rain collector, comparing the temperature readings with a very accurate thermometer, and holding the wind sensor out the window of a car at 40 mph. The results were impressive. I had previously tried these tests on a LaCrosse weather station as well as one from Radio Shack, neither of which was completely accurate. The Oregon Scientific WMR100 was right on the mark for measuring preciptiation, and also for temperature. The temperature was down to minus 15F one night, and lithium batteries still worked fine. The outdoor temperature sensor is slow to respond to rapidly rising or falling temperature, but this is probably a good design feature to avoid over-reaction to direct sunlight if it's not in the shade. The wind speed readings for 40 mph on the odometer ranged from 40 to 45+ on the display unit, but doing this out the window of a car may not be 100% reliable as a test! The display unit sits firmly on a table (well weighted in the bottom) yet is easy to use as a hand unit. It is a little inconvenient to have to scroll through the settings to see everything -- for example, the readings for rainfall, UV, and barometric pressure do not display simultaneously and it is necessary to use the control buttons to change between these settings in order to see them all. The manual is good in explaining everything. The construction is very sturdy considering that it's made of plastic, and the mounting pole is even metal. All in all I am very satisfied with it and certainly would recommend it over LaCrosse for a number of reasons. From what I would expect for something at this price, I would give it 5 stars.
At Oregon Scientific WMR100/BOXTIT Weather Station Set
August 16, 2007
This wireless weather station--equipped with a remote wind sensor--is a direct line to sudden changes in weather. The station reports the temperature in Fahrenheit and Celsius, plus relative humidity for indoor and outdoor locations via a remote sensor. For more accurate outdoor readings, the base unit can receive information from up to three different sensors that can each be placed up to 80 feet away. The weather station records minimum and maximum temperature and humidity readings within a 24-hour period, and recalls them at your prompting. In addition, it has an indoor comfort level indicator that uses happy or sad face icons to let you know if the temperature is at a comfortable level. One of three forecast icons on the LCD displays weather predictions based on changing air pressure, and is about 75% accurate for any 12- to 20-hour time period. The device also shows the current moon phase (of 12 possible phases) and the dew point.
At La Crosse Technology WS-9035U Wireless Weather Station and Wind Sensor
August 15, 2007
We're not so sure about the creepy person icon, but the La Crosse Technology WS-9611U Wireless Sun/Moon Weather Station with 15 Advanced Forecast Icons helps you prepare for your day and decide what to wear. So maybe this tells me I need matching boots with my ensemble? This unit also displays sunrise/sunset for 99 cities along with moon phase. In addition, it displays indoor temperature and humidity, and outdoor temperature. Time is set by the U.S. atomic clock.
At La Crosse Technology WS-9611U Wireless Sun/Moon Weather Station with 15 Advanced Forecast Icons
August 14, 2007
As we've said in the past - it's hurricane season and they've just spotted two big ones - Flossie and Dean. Good luck to all involved - we'll be watching.
Hurricane Flossie inched closer to Hawaii on Tuesday, bringing with it 110 mph winds, pounding surf, potential floods and prompting state officials to declare a state of emergency for the Big Island.
On the opposite side of North America, Tropical Storm Dean formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and is expected to become the first Atlantic hurricane of the season as it swirls toward the Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico. Dean is expected to reach hurricane status later this week.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Flossie was moving at 13 mph west-northwest through the Pacific Ocean at about 5 a.m. (11 a.m. ET) Tuesday, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu.
At Flossie bears down on Hawaii as Dean forms in Atlantic
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Reecom R1650 Alert Weather Radio is a top-of-the-line NOAA emergency alert weather radio just packed with numerous outstanding features! This reliable, high-tech weather radio includes digital operation just about everywhere – digital volume, digital AM/FM radio tuning, digital display and digital time. The weather alert radio also includes SAME (Specific Area Message Encoding) technology, allowing you to focus your attention on monitoring local counties instead of distant events!
- Monitors all seven NOAA emergency alert weather channels.
- Warns of approaching severe weather with audio and visual alerts.
- A valuable tool for the hearing impaired when used with flashing or strobe lights.
- Auto-tune mode scans all available radio frequencies and presets the stations to the strongest AM/FM signal.
- Instruction manual included.
Features: Receives NOAA warnings of severe weather and environmental dangers.
- SAME technology filters out non-local emergency alerts, allowing you to monitor only local counties.
- Alert level indicates if the event is a warning, watch or statement.
- AM/FM radio automatically disengages when emergency weather broadcast is received.
- Selectable voice or siren warning modes.
- Digital volume control with 16 adjustable levels.
- Digital time and calendar.
- Telescoping antenna provides effective reception range of up to 50 miles depending on conditions.
- Backlight allows easy viewing in low-light conditions.
- Low battery detection and indicator.
- AC power adapter included.
- Battery backup provided by 4 AA batteries (not included).
- Batteries will operate weather radio for up to 30 hours if electrical power fails.
- External jack accepts flashing red light, strobe light or antenna accessories.
- Audio output jack works for headphones or external audio amplifier.
- One-year limited warranty from manufacturer.
At Emergency Alert Weather Radio with SAME and AM/FM Radio Model R1650
August 13, 2007
We've been looking into smaller companies that provide high quality weather stations for your home or business. We like the fact the sensor on the Davis 6152C weather station has an integrated rain, humidity, and anemometer. The sensor is also housed in a standard radiation shield which gives for better temperature readings. This system is also cabled instead of being wireless, which should give it better all-weather performance.
Continue reading: "Davis Weather Instruments 6152C Cabled Vantage Pro2 with Standard Radiation Shield"
August 10, 2007
We love a sign you can purchase and then put it through a tornado yourself! Made of thick aluminum and tough vinyl lettering and graphics, this sign is 12in. wide and 18in. tall - the same size as official signs. Comes with two holes pre-punched for easy mounting, corners are rounded so when it flies through the air it may be a bit easier on things it connects with. :-)
At TORNADO SHELTER Emergency Weather Safety Sign
August 9, 2007
Protected from the weather by air-conditioning and other modern conveniences, have we tuned out to the impacts that come with living on Planet Earth? According to Ms Thomas, 35% of the world's population is 'weather sensitive' leading to mood disorders, forgetfulness, headache, and a host of others problems. Filled with interesting facts and a long list of references, this book is worth a read for those interested in branching past traditional medicine and into the realm of alternative health.
At Under the Weather: How Weather and Climate Affect Our Health
August 8, 2007
The RPS8807DT provides you with an instant seven-channel NOAA weatherband receiver with alert functionality that automatically turns it on during an emergency broadcast. What's more, this radio includes a digital-tuning AM/FM radio with station presets so you are also not without entertainment. This unit features a cool, blue backlit LCD display that is easy to read at a glance under any lighting conditions, and includes a digital clock with a dual alarm, a thermometer and a compass.
At WeatherX RPS8807DT 200-Watt Portable Power System with Weatherband and AM/FM Radio
August 7, 2007
Think about the ability to make and control a tornado for good and not evil, and you can conclude how you might harness some wind and energy from the beast within. We think trying to produce power from natural events might make us feel a bit safer, but the idea of tornadoes and super storms powering your house is interesting.
Tornadoes are a force to be reckoned with, as evidenced by leveled Midwestern towns like Greensburg, Kansas. But the sheer power they wield, it turns out, can also be harnessed for good, potentially powering instead of knocking down houses. While the power-yielding tornadoes would be manmade, the concept remains- harvesting a natural phenomenon’s power as a viable energy source (think SUPER windpower). According to Louis Michaud of AVEtec Energy Corp, it is possible, and promising, to engineer and control full scale tornadoes and harness their energy in a relatively emission free manner.
August 6, 2007
We just happened upon a company that specializes in weather movies and creates stock footage you can buy. They've got some pretty amazing little clips of weather troubles on the site to view so check it out.
Storm Video is a stock footage company specializing in footage of Tornados, Hurricanes and other severe weather for TV, Corporate and Movie production or multimedia projects.
At Storm Video
August 3, 2007
We love the Weather Underground. If you want to check out the latest weather photos all week you can view them in the gallery of current weather pictures. We really like this photo of a storm cloud this week, can can't wait to see some rolling big clouds ourselves soon.
At Weather Undergound
Oregon Scientific WRB308 Public Alert Weather Station blends technology with safety to provide you with both invaluable weather information and audible weather and public emergency alerts! The portable public alert weather radio includes SAME (Specific Area Message Encoding) allowing you to monitor only local alerts and filter out distant warnings. The public alert weather radio from Oregon Scientific also has three levels of emergency messages: statement, watch and warning.
- Keeps you informed of civil and weather disasters 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Compact public alert radio is easily transportable.
- Weather radio monitors both severe weather and civil emergency broadcasts.
- Perfect for use in the home, office or when traveling.
- Instruction manual included.
- Public Alert Certified Weather Radio
- Weather station displays barometric forecast, indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity information.
- Handy public alert weather station includes docking area and recharger for the portable weather radio.
- Compact weather radio features SAME technology to filter out distant warnings.
- Digital clock with calendar and alarm.
- Backlit for easy night viewing.
- Three levels of warnings (statement, watch, warning) available in English, French or Spanish.
- Includes rechargeable Ni-MH battery, belt clip and wrist strap.
- Power source for Public Alert Weather Station is an AC adapter (included).
- Power source for remote sensor are 2 AA batteries (not included).
- SAME county codes
- User Manual
At Oregon Scientific Public Alert Weather Station with Alarm Clock
August 2, 2007
We know we're in for a ride to the end given the current weather and world crisis on hand. We also know it's good to get an extreme perspective on how bad things can get. Check out the Long Emergency - it's very interesting and a bit over the top.
Kunstler notes signs that global oil production has peaked and will soon dwindle, and argues in an eye-opening, although not entirely convincing, analysis that alternative energy sources cannot fill the gap, especially in transportation. The result will be a Dark Age in which "the center does not hold" and "all bets are off about civilization's future." Absent cheap oil, auto-dependent suburbs and big cities will collapse, along with industry and mechanized agriculture; serfdom and horse-drawn carts will stage a comeback; hunger will cause massive "die-back"; otherwise "impotent" governments will engineer "designer viruses" to cull the surplus population; and Asian pirates will plunder California. Kunstler takes a grim satisfaction in this prospect, which promises to settle his many grudges against modernity. A "dazed and crippled America," he hopes, will regroup around walkable, human-scale towns; organic local economies of small farmers and tradesmen will replace an alienating corporate globalism; strong bonds of social solidarity will be reforged; and our heedless, childish culture of consumerism will be forced to grow up. Kunstler's critique of contemporary society is caustic and scintillating as usual, but his prognostications strain credibility.
At The Long Emergency
August 1, 2007
Having been in several thunderstorms on the water while fishing, I know you don't mess around. Fresh-water boaters will find life-saving information on how to maintain control in emergency situations. Written specifically for powerboaters, this book details what to do when encountering heavy weather and on-board emergencies such as engine failure, man overboard, or loss of position. Also, learn how to prevent accidents by learning how to identify storms.
At "Heavy Weather Boating Emergencies: The Survival Guide for Freshwater Powerboat Operators