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kleinbl00  ·  427 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's the best weather app?

Birth center don't need a weather station. I've been tempted to foist it on my daughter's school, but only so I can add a pollution monitor with a clear conscience..

The short answer is "anything that will talk to CWOP." That means like just about any jackass LaCrosse or whatever. What you'll discover is that the easiest way to do shit is netatmo which literally sits there like a lump of shit and kind of gives you temperature and humidity.

The long answer is once you're online you start to give a shit about downtime and you start to care about accuracy and you start to feel smug and superior to the fact that yours is sited correctly which means it doesn't spike 30 degrees when the sun hits it like whoever the hell KCAPLAYA4 is and you feel smug that Wunderground is artificially shaping his data because we all know it isn't 118 degrees in Venice.

So you buy a Davis Vantage Pro 2 like everyone else, even though it's like $500, and you buy a Weatherlink IP because you're getting fucking sick of Weathercat taking a shit on you constantly and you upgrade your router from a Netgear to a Ubiquiti because fucking static IP means "don't switch my subnet to .100 simply because you don't know how to talk to Comcast you piece of shit" and before too long you've spent like $1000 so that you can tell it's raining without looking outside.

It's a disease.

Should you go down this road know that nobody pays retail. Shopping around is your friend.