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bdluna

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Fantastic! Have you used any of the lightning detection features?

We are replacing our memorial weather station at Huntsville Botanical Garden with a WeatherFlow device. One of the biggest issues we had there was birds leaving seeds in the rain collection bucket. Hoping to solve that problem.

We will also be announcing another memorial station later this month.

Also Welcome to TalkWeather @bdluna! Thank you for becoming a sustaining member as well.
Love the lightning features. Works SOLID. The Tempest app will send you a push notification when it detects lightning within a set radius of the sensor.
 

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Love the lightning features. Works SOLID. The Tempest app will send you a push notification when it detects lightning within a set radius of the sensor.
Welcome, Ben!
 

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Hey @Drew Richards - Any updates on your testing with the WeatherFlow stations? Looking to upgrade.
Sorry for the late reply. The WeatherFlow Tempest is the real deal. I’ve deployed Davis stations since 1998, and Davis is great...but you can‘t beat the amount of data you get from Weatherflow, plus live second by second data online built in, plus solar, UV and lightning data for less than $350.

The solid state sensor is wonderful. No rain bucket to get clogged like you mentioned or wind cup bearings to wear out.

No issues thus far from the many Tempest units. We had water get into the first gen Sky units a while back but weatherflow support quickly sent replacements at no charge. Great folks to work with.
 

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I have to brag on the WeatherFlow Temptest. I've got one of the new units running at my apartment. I had my doubts about the quality, especially wind. However, the unit has impressed me over and over. I'm looking forward to setting up this unit at a local location and dedicating it as a TalkWeather Memorial Site for one of our member that passed. I know the organization that is going to host it is beyond excited, especially with the lightning detection which will make sense when we announce it.

The Perry Williams memorial station at the Huntsville Botanical Garden is also getting a WeatherFlow update on my next trip back to Alabama.
 

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Hey guys,
First post here. I have 3 Stations (VP2 / Ambient and Weatherflow) in East Nantmeal Township in the burbs of Philly in Chester County PA. I also have another Weatherflow in Sea Isle City, NJ (but this one is currently being replaced with my 4th unit since a December 2021 install)
My Chester County PA website is www.chescowx.com - I have detailed data for my area back to 1888 with a hyper focus on the unique (compared to Philadelphia) climate of Chester County PA.

Thanks for having me!
Paul
 

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