Best Weather Station of 2017

    After many hours of research, we’ve chosen the best weather station for 2017, the Davis Vantage Vue.  Our Vantage Vue review is a comprehensive run-down of everything you’d need to know in order to feel confident that it’s right for your needs.  As you’ll see below, it’s a top choice in our home weather station and wireless weather station lists.  It checks so many boxes with its long wireless transmission distance, high accuracy, and an update frequency that’s unmatched by other weather stations in its price range.  

    There are a number of well-deserving weather station models available today.  This is a great thing for consumers.  However, it can sometimes be overwhelming trying to chose the right one.  We’ve tried to simplify the process through our research and review.  Take a look at the different categories below.  Find the one with the review criteria that seems to fit your needs best and see which we recommend to buy.  We tried to offer the top 3 options based on our opinion in each category so there are choices in different price ranges.    


    Having your own weather station at your home is the ultimate convenience.  No longer will you have days of not knowing what to wear.  How many times have you asked yourself if you should wear short sleeves or long?  Should you wear a jacket?  With a home weather station, you’ll feel confident with knowing the weather… and I don’t mean at an airport 120 miles away where the news gets their weather readings.  Our experts have chosen the best home weather station model, decided on features like ease of installation, connectivity, display console, and reliability.  Read More…


    Wireless weather stations provide tremendous convenience during installation and troubleshooting.  As a matter of fact, almost all home weather stations today are wireless.  This makes for an easier installation process and no wires to have to worry about during a storm.  The selection process for the “best wireless weather station” included wireless transmission distance as well as connectivity options.  Read More…


    Digital weather stations make it easy to decipher the weather data they provide.  This means you won’t need a meteorology degree to read them!  There are some great options with good digital information that are easy to read and use.  Each of the best weather stations on our digital list also happen to be wireless and acceptable for home use.  Read more…


    A garden weather station should definately track rainfall and temperature.  Beyond that, if you’re really particular about your garden, check out the Vantage Pro2.  There are soil moisture and temperature sensors made specifically for it.  The Vantage Vue is compatible with some of the accessories as well, and AcuRite makes a nice, inexpensive unit in the 01512 Color Weather Station if you just want the basics.


    Schools might desire having a weather station for multiple reasons.  A couple would include for educational purposes and saftey.  Having a school weather station teaches students the basics of meteorology and gives them a better understanding of the weather.  If the budget allows, the best weather station for schools is the Vantage Pro2.  It is expandable, wireless, and has great accuracy.  It’s also the only weather station on our list that allows for separating the anemometer from the other instruments for greater wind speed accuracy.


    It was easy to select the best weather station for farmers.  Davis has put in a ton of effort for the agricultural industry, specifically using the Vantage Pro2.  They have an entire suite of products just for farming applications.  The others are good options of your budget does not allow for Davis’ Pro2 model.  Davis’ 1000ft wireless transmission distance, or an option for remote viewing via an app or the internet are almost certainly a must have in the best weather station for farmers.


    Storm chasers expect the most weather data possible and are challenged with needing a mobile weather station.  For that reason, something that is rugged, weather resistant, compact, and solar or battery powered, and wireless is a must have.  Davis’ Vantage Vue 6250 fits the bill nicely as our top pick and best weather station for mobile applications.  This is an application where data upload is of utmost importance and where a display console isn’t always required.  Of course, please be careful.  Do not operate your weather station while your vehicle is in motion.  Also, do not try to install the station during a storm!