Weather Gadgets

May 30, 2008

Review: Honeywell WeatherTime In-Out-Thermometer and Alarm Clock

You get a wireless sensor and the main unit.

We've been using the TE103NL Honeywell WeatherTime In-Out-Thermometer and Alarm Clock over the past week here at Weather Snob and really like this compact unit. It's easy to carry around the house where you want to see the temperature, and has a bunch of simple easy to use features.

The TE103NL features:

  • Quartz clock with digital readout
  • Dual weekday/weekend and pre alarm with snooze
  • Calendar clock with day of the week and seconds
  • 12 or 24 hour time format
  • Indoor and outdoor temperature
  • Programmable temperature alarm
  • Programmable ice alarm warning
  • Outdoor temperature range:
  • Min/Max memory for temperature
  • Remote sensor (TS03) included- Reception range of up to 100 feet (30 meters)
  • Enhanced digital display with push buttons
  • Table top or wall mount option

Set up was easy. We simply installed the battery in the sensor unit, and then the batteries in the main unit. Setting up the clock was also simple - just hold the mode button and you walk through all the options.

Put the sensor unit somewhere in the shade. Direct
sun will give you false readings.

Clock, date, and temperature. Perfect for any Weather Snob.

Overall - the unit has a very large display for its size, and we found ourselves able to read it across the room. The overall temperature readings and performance when put up against our Lacrosse Thermometer - both dead on.

This is a great product, and a perfect gift for Father's Day.

At HoneyWell

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May 29, 2008

The Emergence of Numerical Weather Prediction: Richardson's Dream

51Q3VNSRAJL._SL160_.jpgLewis Fry Richardson dreamt that scientific weather prediction would one day become a practical reality. Before his ideas could bear fruit several advances were needed: better understanding of the dynamics of the atmosphere; stable computational algorithms to integrate the equations; regular observations of the free atmosphere; and powerful automatic computer equipment.

By 1950 advances in all these fronts were sufficient to permit the first computer forecast to be made. Over the ensuing fifty years progress in numerical weather prediction has been dramatic. Weather prediction and climate modelling have now reached a high level of sophistication.

This book tells the story of Richardson's trial forecast, and the fulfilment of his dream of practical numerical weather forecasting. It includes a complete reconstruction of Richardson's forecast, and analyses in detail the causes of his failure. This will appeal to everyone involved in numerical weather forecasting, from researchers and graduate students to professionals.

At The Emergence of Numerical Weather Prediction: Richardson's Dream

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May 28, 2008

The Weather Wizard's Cloud Book - Predict Weather by Reading the Clouds


We've always wanted to be able to predict the weather with some accuracy by looking at the clouds. This book will teach you a simple method to do just that. Here's how it works:

  1. Figure out which way the wind is blowing.
  2. Look at the clouds overhead.
  3. Match the clouds you see with one of the full-color cloud photographs in "The Weather Wizard's Cloud Book," and the caption beneath the photograph will tell you what kind of weather to expect.

With amazing accuracy, this simple system can account for swiftly changing local weather developments more effectively than weather maps or official area forecasts, which are issued well in advance of weather conditions.

At The Weather Wizard's Cloud Book - Predict Weather by Reading the Clouds

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May 27, 2008

Timex Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer - Temp and Humidity Made Easy


It's that time again. Summer is almost upon us, and you need to know your indoor and outdoor weather situation. Humidity is a big factor in keeping mold from growing in that damp basement of yours, and knowing how hot and humid it is outside will give you the information you need to make sure and empty the humidifier. This compact electronic indoor/outdoor thermometer with hygrometer and built-in quartz clock, has an indoor temperature range of 32 to 122 degrees F and outdoor range of -4 to 158 degrees F. The Timex TX5170 reads relative humidity between 20 and 90 percent, and includes wired remote sensor with 10-foot cord for outdoor readings.

At Timex TX5170 Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer with Indoor Hygrometer and Clock

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May 22, 2008

Severe Weather Watch For Memorial Day Weekend - Stay Alert with a NOAA Radio


Well - mostly in Kansas, but we recommend you check your weather locally and see what's up. The Northeast looks like it's going to have great weather this weekend, along with the southwest and other parts of the US.

Make sure and bring a weather NOAA device if you're boating, hiking, or going anyplace where you are unfamiliar with the weather and weather patterns. Don't get caught in bad weather and ruin your weekend of fun.

Have a safe Memorial Day weekend and stay dry and safe.

Read the severe weather alert for Kansas.

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May 21, 2008

Wireless Rain Gauge with 10-Day Rainfall Memory


It's Spring and measuring daily rainfall can be both fun and a bit frightening depending on where you live. Whatever situation you're in, measuring daily rainfall is also really helpful when knowing when to water and when not to water your garden, and best done from the kitchyen.

This wireless rain gauge will measure daily rainfall from your kitchen with this self-emptying rain gauge, which automatically eliminates collected rainfall. It displays daily rainfall data and keeps a historical record up to 9 days. Its reset feature lets you monitor total rainfall over any time period since the last time the gauge was reset. Display rainfall amount in either inches or millimeters.

Its wireless transmission range is 100 feet, and the main unit's operating temperature range is 23-122°F. Total rainfall range is 1000 inches; daily range is 100 inches. The digital clock displays in 12- or 24-hour format, and can be set with a 1-minute daily alarm. The display's sturdy base is specifically designed for tabletop use. The remote rain collector is 5.5 inches in diameter and stands 5.7 inches tall.

At Oregon Scientific RGR682 Wireless Rain Gauge with 10-Day Rainfall Memory and Digital Clock

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May 20, 2008

Disaster Supply Kit Tips and Tricks


simplehuman has a really excellent article on the how to make you own disaster supply kit, and how much stuff you're going to need per person to stay alive. You may also want to check out Popular Mechanics tips and tricks on making a disaster relief kit as well.

We have a small kit in the basement, but I think given the list in both places we'll be adding more food, clothes, and other items just for piece of mind.

At just in case: disaster supply kit

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May 19, 2008

Honeywell Weather Forecast and Alert Products Arrive for Review


Honeywell has sent over a bunch of interesting weather alert, forecasting, and weather time products to review.

The list includes:

  • PCR507W Atomic Projection Clock with NOAA and FM radio
  • RN507W Atomic Projection Clock with NOAA and FM radio
  • Atomic Projection Clock
  • TE103NL In Out Thermometer

We'll have a full review of each product as we run them through the Weather Snob battery of tests.

At Honeywell

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May 16, 2008

Weather Photo Friday: Cyclone Larry as seen via Earthbrowser

We didn't know you could name a Cycloe Larry but you can! Cyclone Larry was upgraded to a category 5 storm as it hit the North Queenland coast, making it the most powerful cyclone to hit Australia in 30 years.

Originally uploaded by davesag
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May 15, 2008

Wireless Multi-Channel Thermometer - Know the Temp in Many Places


Soon you're going to want to know the temperature in the shade and in full sunlight. Having a wireless thermometer with a set of wireless transmitters is the way to go, and you might even want a third wireless thermometer sensor for the greenhouse. The kit includes one remote sensor, which can be stationed up to 120 feet away and sends signals every 30 seconds. The main unit's LCD screen lets you assign a channel to each remote, and then scroll through the menu as necessary. You can also set temperature range limits, program alarms, and recall recent highs and lows at each location.

At Oregon Scientific Wireless Multi-Channel Thermometer

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May 14, 2008

Get Tornado Alerts with the Midland WR-100B SAME Weather and All Hazards Alert Monitor


Given the high amount of tornados this Spring, we recommend getting an alert monitor if you really want to stay in touch with what's going on in your area for emergencies. Capable of receiving seven National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association (NOAA) channels--each of which receives emergency advisories on tornadoes, floods, severe thunderstorms, civil danger warnings, and more--the WR-100B is a must for people who live in high-risk weather areas, such as the Southeast or Midwest. Plus, the seven NOAA channels offer coverage for roughly 93 percent of the U.S., so most people are well covered regardless of where they live.

At Midland WR-100B SAME Weather and All Hazards Alert Monitor with Alarm Clock

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May 13, 2008

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs


We remember this book on food weather from our library when we were just a wee weather kid. If you can't enjoy a storm of meatballs - what can you enjoy? Life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice, snows mashed potatoes, and blows storms of hamburgers--until the weather takes a turn for the worse.

At Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

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May 12, 2008

Nerf Weather Blitz Football


The NERF WEATHER BLITZ is a tough all weather football. Designed with a weather resistant surface and finger grips so the ball won't slip from your hand, the WEATHER BLITZ football actually plays better in wet weather. We wish we would have had this football growing up. Perhaps we might have even won a few games with less slip-ups.

At Nerf Weather Blitz Football

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May 9, 2008

Weather Photo Friday - Stormy Beach

The stormy weather of spring is upon us and apparently in Kuwait as well. This photo taken back in 2006 is a gem. The colors are amazing.

Originally uploaded by khalid almasoud
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May 8, 2008

Global Warming Could Kill Off Koala Bears


Writing about global warming and the possible effects is just heart breaking. Koalas are the latest possible causality of global warming, threatened by the rising level of carbon dioxide pollution in the atmosphere because which is sapping nutrients from the eucalyptus leaves they feed on. Researchers also found that the amount of toxicity in the leaves of eucalyptus saplings rose when the level of carbon dioxide within a greenhouse was increased.


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May 7, 2008

Stop Humid Indoor Weather with the Soleus Air Dehumidifier


Tired of having wet clammy skin when you go into your office or bedroom? The first portable dehumidifier on the market, weighing less than half that of other models will stop indoor humid weather in it's tracks. It has built-in wheels and a carrying handle, allowing it to be transported with little effort. With a 40 pint large capacity front removable water bucket, you won't have to empty it all day long either.

At Soleus Air CFM-40 E 40-Pint Dehumidifier with Humidistat

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May 6, 2008

LocalCooling App Fights Global Warming by Cooling Your Computer


More than 30 billion kilowatt-hours of energy is wasted because many of us simply forget to shut down our computers when we aren’t using them. If we could just improve the efficiency of how we use our PCs, the savings in energy costs would be over $3 billion dollars a year. LocalCooling is a 100% FREE power management tool, from Uniblue Research Labs, that allows users to optimize their energy savings in minutes and as a result reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

LocalCooling will:

  • Cut your energy bills
  • Reduce the amount of greenhouse gas CO2 emissions as a result of your reduced PC power consumption
  • Give you full control over your power mode settings Improve your overall efficiency and computing experience
  • Show you, in detail, how much you have saved since installing the software

Via Chip Chick at LocalCooling

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May 5, 2008

The Most Polluted Cities in the US - Ozone Weather


The picture above shows the city of Houston bathed in ozone filled pollution. If you really want to see what effect pollution has on the weather, and the way it looks, you may want to visit some of the Most Polluted Cities in the US. Or not. We live in Boston, so the pollution here just doesn't make it into the top 20, and we're really glad. And it should be no surprise to anyone that Los Angeles is the most polluted with ozone. Click on through to see more shots of polluted cities and how they look.

More At Dystopia: The Sunset Splendor of Ozone

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May 2, 2008

The Weather Channel Projection Weather Station


From The Weather Channel, this home weather station shines the outdoor temperature and time on the ceiling or a wall from its side-ported projector. The radio-controlled clock regularly resets, adapting to changes in time zone and daylight savings time. With moon, tide, and barometric pressure gauges, the weather station also comes with forecasting capabilities. We love the blue backlit display, and you'll really like the large display to see the weather for the day across the room.

At The Weather Channel WS-9031TWC Projection Weather Station

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May 1, 2008

April 2008 Monthly Round-Up for Weather Snob


Vector Compact Storm Tracker TV/Lantern/ AM/FM Weather Alert Radio

Another month of weather flies by in April, with many parts of the US flooding or about to be flooded. Let's hop May is a bit better for folks in these areas. We'll have lots of hands on weather gadget reviews coming up soon.

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Monthly Round-Ups

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