WeatherFlow Tempest Weather Station

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I bought this some months ago from indiegogo (basically a Kickstarter). It just arrived today. So far easy setup and it's a simple one unit. Until I get it mounted to a more permanent pole, I have it attached to a tripod (it's also provided a 4/20 bolt mount/typical tripod mount). This may be a way for storm chasers to monitor local conditions, while parked in the field. Overall, seems to working well except for some spurious lightning detection. I got it because of the sonic anemometer, and thus no moving parts.
 

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The price looks great for what it can offer. What are the accuracy specs?

Also, can you show a closer picture of the mounting part so I can get a better look at how it can mount? Thanks.
 
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Unfortunately, they haven't provided lots of details about their error bars... I have another station running to compare. I haven't gone full met nerd, so I don't have any scientific grade stuff to compare though. Maybe I can bring it to work though...

This is the mount for the tripod. The other provided is a 1" pole mount.
 

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Yep, it's your standard bolt holes for a tripod.

Here is where the data is being published.

Ignore any data before about 7pm yesterday, I moved it around a few times. I also figured out what was making the lightning strikes give false positives, it was a bug zapper we had running.

The site has a clear fetch for wind to the west, but I may have some issues with solar radiation, I believe a tree will throw a shadow over it. A problem with having trees on your property...
 
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