Everyday my son comes in first thing and asks “what is the weather going to be?”. He wants to know so that he can pick his clothes. Granted, we live in San Diego, so the weather doesn’t change drastically one day to the next, but I always answer him. We were in Costco several weeks ago and I saw an inexpensive weather station, so I picked it up and decided to give it a try.
I setup it up and put it on my desk. The temperature for both indoor and outdoor seemed accurate enough, but the forecast was pretty far off. The box said that the forecast was 70-75% accurate based on the relative humidity. That may be true in other places, but we live about a mile from Mission Bay and tend to have some moisture in the air at least in the mornings. The station said about half the time that it was going to rain. It hasn’t rained in months, so either it knew something I didn’t or it was useless.
After a week or so of getting annoyed at it because it had rain clouds on the display when it was perfectly sunny out, I took it back to Costco. I love the concept of a weather station, but I think the next one I look for will only give me readings and not try to predict. I investigated some Internet connected ones, but the reviews were pretty bad, so I haven’t done anything.
- Nice display.
- Works as an alarm clock.
- USB charging port on back.
- Displays indoor and outdoor temperatures.
- Easy to setup.
- Forecast is completely inaccurate.
Don’t waste your money on this; I think the cheap weather stations do a terrible job predicting weather at least here in San Diego. If you want the readings for the weather, get a device that lacks the forecasting feature as it is just annoying because it is so inaccurate.