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    On December 4, 2017
    Last modified:December 5, 2017

    Summary:

    In our opinion, the 330-2315 is the best La Crosse weather station. We like how simplistic it is to get setup and uploading data to the web.

    La Crosse Weather Station Review (330-2315)

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    La Crosse Weather Station Review

    La Crosse Pro Rating

    Connectivity

    Weather Instruments

    Accuracy / Freqeuncy

    Affordability

    Overall Rating

    Quick Review
    PROS

    The La Crosse Professional Weather Station (330-2315) is very easy to setup and install.  It’s a great weather station for a newbie weather watcher and is one of the lower cost units to come standard with connectivity to the internet.  Unlike many of the other all-in-one sensors, they La Crosse allows the anemometer to be placed separately from the thermo-hygro sensor.  

    CONS

    This La Crosse weather station is a basic model that doesn’t have many bells or whistles included.  There are many complaints about the viewing angles of the display console.

    SUMMARY

    In our opinion, the 330-2315 is the best La Crosse weather station.  We like how simplistic it is to get setup and uploading data to the web.  In summary, it’s a very inexpensive wifi home weather station.

    The La Cross Pro Weather Station is a well-rounded, inexpensive unit that includes most of the features you’d expect in a basic home weather station.  While there are some additional features on this model, it also has some drawbacks as well.  If you’re confused, the actual model number for the Pro Weather Station is 330-2315.  It’s such a simple weather station that La Crosse advertises it can be set up in minutes.  

    Connectivity

    This La Crosse professional weather station is wireless and transmits its signal up to 330ft, which is about the average of other stations in its class.

    The Pro includes a WI-FI module, so it’s easily connected to the internet for data upload.  In fact, even the date and time are pulled down via the internet, further reducing setup time.  Once connected to WI-FI, linking to La Crosse’s View App is pretty simple and easy to do.  The app allows you to remotely view weather data and see when batteries are low.  This most recent version of the La Crosse weather station also allows for wireless connection to the world’s largest personal weather station network, the Weather Underground. 

    One additional thing to note.  The La Crosse weather station requires a 2.4GHz WI-FI band and is not compatible with a 5GHz channel. 

    Display Console

     

    La Crosse 330-2315 weather station display

    The La Crosse has a dynamic color weather display that can be plugged in with an adapter or run on batteries during a power outage.  It can be wall mounted, or also has a flip-out stand for table tops. 

    It provides a weather forecast that is display graphically with icons for sunny, partly cloudy, cloudy, rain, thunderstorm, and snow.  In addition, there are foliage changes for each of the 4 seasons.  Indicator icons can be found on the screen for wifi signal and low batteries in the sensors.  Another nice feature of the console is its display of the feels-like temperature and dew point.

    Weather Instruments

    The La Crosse 330-2315 is kind of unique in that the combination thermo-hygro sensor is separate from the anemometer, wind vane, and rain gauge.  This is nice in that it allows the thermometer and anemometer to both be placed in optimal siting locations for more accurate temperature and wind speed readings.  Most all-in-one weather stations don’t have this ability.  Here is the full suite of sensors included with this La Crosse professional weather station:

     

    • Indoor/Outdoor thermometer for temperature
    • Indoor/Outdoor hygrometer for humidity
    • Barometer for indoor barometric pressure
    • Wind vane and anemometer for wind speed and direction

    Power Source for Weather Instruments

    This La Cross Pro Weather Station is battery operated, but does include an integrated solar panel that helps extend the battery life.  The manual says that the multi-sensor and thermo-hygro sensor battery life is “over 24 months with reputable batteries.”

    Accuracy

    La Crosse does not seem to publish their accuracy specifications like other brands do.  All we could find was the range each sensor operates in:

     

    • Temperature: 32°-99° F (indoor) / -40°-140° F (outdoor)
    • Humidity: 10%-99% RH
    • Rain: 0-393.7 inches
    • Wind Direction: 0-359 degrees
    • Wind Speed: 0-111.8 MPH

    Other Notables/Update Frequency

    This is a good starter home weather station with its ease of install and setup, even for the novice.  It does include a bubble level and a basic mounting “arm”.  The update frequencies are as follows:  about every 60 seconds (indoor), about every 58 seconds (thermo-hygro sensor), and about every 30 seconds (multi-sensor).  This model carries a 1-year limited warranty from the date of purchase.

    Affordability

    The La Crosse Pro Weather Station includes the functions and basic sensors you’d expect in a station at this price point, but has few bells and whistles.  The value of this household weather station comes in its simplicity for beginners.  It is also one of the lowest cost 5 sensor wifi weather station (a wireless weather station with internet connectivity built in).

    What Are Actual Users Saying?

    During our research for this weather station review, we received mixed feedback from actual users.  On one hand, most agreed that you get a lot for the price you pay and the most common theme was how easy the La Crosse 330-2315 was to set up.  However, on the other hand, there were several complaints about the display not having much of a viewing angle and you needing to be right up on it to read the screen.  This may or may not be a big deal if you plan on viewing through the app instead of the display.  Likewise, although some had good experiences with La Crosse customer service and technical support, others mentioned waiting a long time for responses and didn’t feel like they got much help.  So, like I said, feedback was mixed on this model.    

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    PROS

    Simple

    Easy Start-up

    Affordable

    CONS

    Complaints of poor viewing angle on display console

    Requires different size batteries in different modules

    Update frequency is slow 

    Accuracy specs not readily available

    La Crosse Weather Station Review:  Summary

    The La Crosse Professional Weather Station (330-2315) is a simple and easy to install household unit.  It has a price that is lower than most and customer seem to be pretty happy with it.  Its specifications show that it’s not a high-end, super accurate weather station, but it is priced very competitively.  It is compatible for uploading your weather data to the internet as well as Weather Underground right out of the box without additional hardware needing to be purchased, making it a very inexpensive wifi home weather station.  

    The La Crosse Weather Station did not make our Top 3 Weather Station picks, click here to see those and other home weather station reviews.

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    La Crosse Pro Rating

    Connectivity

    Weather Instruments

    Accuracy / Freqeuncy

    Affordability

    Overall Rating

    Quick Review
    PROS

    The La Crosse Professional Weather Station (330-2315) is very easy to setup and install.  It’s a great weather station for a newbie weather watcher and is one of the lower cost units to come standard with connectivity to the internet.  Unlike many of the other all-in-one sensors, they La Crosse allows the anemometer to be placed separately from the thermo-hygro sensor.  

    CONS

    This La Crosse weather station is a basic model that doesn’t have many bells or whistles included.  There are many complaints about the viewing angles of the display console.

    SUMMARY

    In our opinion, the 330-2315 is the best La Crosse weather station.  We like how simplistic it is to get setup and uploading data to the web.  In summary, it’s a very inexpensive wifi home weather station.