I wanted to get myself a treat, so when I was in my local Longs Drug Store (sells way more than drugs) I ran across an inexpensive portable weather station. The weather station consists of two parts: a wireless thermometer that you leave outside, and an inside unit. The inside unit displays inside and outside temperature, the date and time, and min and max temperature. There is a backlight and an alarm feature, which I don’t use. The inside and outside pieces can be separated by a maximum of 100 feet, 30.48 meters.
Here is a picture of the weather station. As you can see, the inside and outside pieces don’t register exactly the same temperature.
I put the outside device outside, near my door, hidden by one of the containers of my container garden. The outside device will run a little warm because it’s next to a wall, protected from the elements. I get no end of pleasure looking at the inside and outside temperative!
You might wonder – why do I bother? I can open my door and see what the weather feels like. I’m in and out all the time. I know that, but I love looking at something that reinforces my addiction to the wonderful and magical weather where I live, the San Franciscso Bay area (not SF itself), northern coastal California. The temperature doesn’t vary all that much, which makes it so comfortable. I love seeing how it cools down at night, even during the warm season. The weather station doesn’t report humidity, but if it did, I’d see that the humidity is generally low. I love California.
amarez – mszv