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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 do I use Cumulus Software with EasyWeather?

Download the most recent version from the Downloads page here:https://cumuluswiki.wxforum.net/a/Main_Page Install and run the software. To communicate to this weather station, select Configuration | Station menu in Cumulus and select the Fine Offset station type option under Station Type.

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….

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…

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…

Relative barometric pressure does not match official source.

Your relative pressure likely does not match the official source because you have not calibrated it properly. You will need to reference your User Manual for correcting relative pressure. Discussion: To compare pressure conditions from one location to another, meteorologists correct pressure to sea-level conditions….

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…

Can the Weather Station Measure Snow?

Most weather stations use self-emptying rain gauges, which do not count snow and will not operate when frozen. It requires the snow melt before the precipitation is “counted”.

Reset all alarms at once, WS-2080, WS-2090, WS-2095 Series.

A factory reset will restore the memory to default conditions. Press and Hold the UP arrow key for 30 seconds to restore the display console to factory default. The console will beep and reset after 30 seconds. Let go of the UP arrow key. Wait…

Sensor array not communicating with the display console, WS-2090, WS-2095, WS-5300, WS-5305 Series

If the sensor array is not communicating to the console: Replace the batteries. We recommend Lithium Energizer Ultimate batteries. Please reference: https://ambientweather.net/help/why-are-lithium-ultimate-batteries-recommended-and-not-alkaline-or-rechargeable-batteries/ The LED on the bottom of the unit should light up after replacing the batteries, and then flash once per minute. If the…

Can I calibrate sensors with the WS-2080, WS-2090, WS-2095 Series.

Some consoles allow for calibration of the following parameters: Indoor Temperature Outdoor Temperature Indoor Humidity Outdoor Humidity Wind Speed To determine of your console as calibration, refer to the User Manual here: https://p10.secure.hostingprod.com/@site.ambientweatherstore.com/ssl/Manuals/ws2080a.pdf Section 6.13.  

Outdoor or Indoor Temperature reads 140 degF or -40 degF.

If the console temperature reads 140 degF or -40 degF, a factory reset may resolve this issue. To restore to factory default settings, Press and Hold the UP arrow key for 30 seconds to restore the display console to factory default. The console will beep…

Temperature Reads too low at night.

Temperature can read too low (or inaccurate) at night when placed close to a radiant heat source, like a house, building or structure.  It can also read lower then other stations in your area due to irrigation or sprinklers. Place the sensor inside next to…