Originally Posted by Addie
CG, Google Weather Bug. It will give you a more accurate report of your weather. It is free. Mine comes from the fire station house just a couple of blocks from my home. The weather bureau has the equipment stationed all over the country...
Yes, but when Weatherbug's nearest reporting station available to us is eight miles away, that's the temperature reading we get.
We've used Weatherbug on the computer since before we moved here 15 years ago. I have both Weatherbug and the Weather Underground apps on my phone. Weatherbug uses NOAA stations, but Weather Underground has more reporting sites since they have trained, amateur weather reporters maintaining sites. We're pretty much between two of those weather stations, either of which is less than two miles from our house.
We has a small memory unit in our bedroom with a sensor outside the window in a shaded and sheltered spot. It's pretty neat since it records the highest and lowest temperatures since the last time we reset it. We also have a monitor that is in a sheltered spot on our porch that displays on the station on my kitchen windowsill. That's the one that sometimes will get hung up on the humidity until we reboot it. However, we can't get much closer to OUR
weather since we're getting info from inside our own property lines.