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What is the difference between absolute and relative pressure?

Absolute pressure is the measured atmospheric pressure. Absolute pressure is not corrected to sea-level conditions. To compare pressure conditions from one location to another, meteorologists correct pressure to sea-level conditions (referred to as relative pressure, or pressure relative to sea-level). Because the air pressure decreases as…

Wireless signal is intermittent or not working

Simply moving your display console (or receiver) to a different location may easily fix the communication issue. We recommend the following best practices for trouble free wireless communication. Fresh Batteries. If applicable, make sure there are fresh batteries in both the console and remote. Remember…

How Can I Compare your different Weather Station Model Features and Specifications?

The following is a comparison of specifications and features for the Ambient Weather station brands. We offer four different brands: Falcon Series: WS-8478A  Observer Series: WS-1002-WiFi WS-1201-IP WS-1401-IP Osprey Series: WS-2902A WS-1900 WS-1550-IP Osprey Series: WS-2000  ColorView Series: WS-12 WS-50 Each brand shares the same…

How do I update the Firmware for the ObserverIP Module?

To view your current version of firmware, access you IP Module through the IP address. The firmware version is shown in the upper right hand corner of the display. The version shown in the figure below is 4.0.0. For instructions on updating the firmware, visit…

How do I update the Console Firmware, Observer Series ?

To check your current version of firmware, go to the Factory About| Display from your Display Console (press the tool icon on the display four times, or ): The firmware in this example is 2.3.1. The update procedure is as follows: 1. Download the latest…

How do I test the accuracy of my rain gauge?

To determine the accuracy of a digital rain gauge, you need to know the surface area of the funnel. If the rain gauge has a rectangular inlet: Area = length x width If the rain gauge is circular: Area = ( π x d2 ) /…

Rain not reporting or under reporting, Observer Series

If the rain is under reporting, loss of reception may result in uncounted rain with older firmware. You can update to the latest firmware here: https://www.ambientweather.com/amwewswsdo.html For WS-1000, WS-1001, WS-1002, WS-1200, WS-1201 owners: Your display may be showing rain rate (in/hr) and it has not…

Wind Speed or Wind Gust Appears to Read Low.

This is a very common complaint with weather station owners, regardless of model numbers or manufacturers (from the low cost $100 weather station to $1000+ weather stations). Many of the units returned to us meet their accuracy requirements based on a constant speed fan test….

My rain gauge appears to be under reporting.

If the display is showing rain rate, change to daily rain to track the rain accumulation better. Make certain the rain gauge is level. If not perfectly level, the tipping mechanism will not work properly and under report rain. Make certain there are no obstructions…

Rain Increment Definitions

Your weather station may only display some of the following increments of rain. Please refer to your User Manual for details. Here are how increments of rain are defined: Rain Rate is defined as the rainfall in the last 10 minutes, multiplied by 6  (10 minutes…

Can I Add Additional Sensors to the ObserverIP Module?

Yes, for ObserverIP models: WS-0800-IP, WS-0900-IP, WS-1200-IP, WS-1201-IP, WS-1400-IP, WS-1401-IP, WS-1600-IP you can add up to 8 additional thermo-hygrometer sensors (WH31B): https://www.ambientweather.com/amwh31b.html You must make sure you are running Firmware Version 4.4.5 or greater: How do I update the Firmware for the ObserverIP Module?  

Testing the accuracy of a hygrometer - saturated salt test

The saturated salt solution test is an easy method for testing the accuracy of your humidity sensor. Most electronic sensors are accurate from +/- 3 to 5% humidity, and some weather stations or weather centers can be calibrated from the display console by applying a…

No Longer Updating AmbientWeather.net beginning September 5, 2018

On September 5, 2018, AmbientWeather.net moved the website to a different hosting service. This may cause updates to cease if the DNS is cached on your device, network (router) or the Internet. One symptom is the dashboard stops updating, but the graphs continue to update….

Sensor array not communicating to the display console or Intermittent, Observer Series.

If the sensor array is not communicating to the console, or loses communication on cloudy days or night: Replace the batteries. We recommend Lithium Energizer Ultimate Batteries. Please read the following: https://ambientweather.net/help/my-rechargeable-batteries-no-longer-work-which-batteries-are-recommended-for-my-weather-station/ The LED on the bottom of the sensor array (next to the sensor…

Humidity and Dew Point is inaccurate, Observer Series

If the Humidity and resultant Dew Point is inaccurate,  the sensor array will need calibrating or replacing. The hygrometer can be calibrated from the display console or Observer IP Module if it is off by a small amount. Reference the User Manual for details on…

How do I prevent snow build up on my weather station?

Snow build up is difficult to prevent, especially “wet snow”. You can spray the top of the unit with teflon snow and ice repellent like this: https://www.amazon.com/DuPont-Teflon-Snow-Repellant-10-Ounce/dp/B0031T82NO but this is not 100% effective. Snow is considered normal maintenance, and accumulated snow can be brushed off…

How can I test the accuracy of my hygrometer (humidity Calibration)?

Place the sensor inside next to the indoor console sensor. Wait about 24 hours for stabilization. The sensors should agree within the accuracy specifications. Most digital capacitive hygrometer sensors are accurate within +/- 5%. Thus, the sensors should agree within 10% when considering full tolerance…

Temperature does not change, example, -40 or 140 degF, Observer Series

If the temperature does not change, or is stuck at a specific value:  Cover the solar collector with your hand.  Press and hold the reset button on the sensor array (#6) for about 10 seconds: Replace the batteries. We recommend Lithium Energizer Ultimate Batteries. Please…

How long will a weather station last?

A weather station’s life is greatly impacted by the environment. In general, a user can expect a 1 to 10 year life before replacing the sensor array. Salt Air. Salt air and salt spray is the most difficult environment for weather stations. They corrode bearing…