What weather variables are measured and recorded?

Most other stations offer barometric pressure, outside humidity and dew point, daily and yearly rainfall, wind speed and direction, wind chill, and outside temperature. Some also offer inside temperature and humidity, and a few even give you extra outside temperatures and rain rate. Only Vantage Pro2 or Vantage Vue give you those features, plus:

  • Additional Rainfall Information: 15-minute, hourly, monthly, and yearly rainfall, and rainfall amounts for each of the last 24 storms.
  • Additional Wind Speed Information: 10-minute average wind speed and dominant wind direction. In addition, with Vantage Vue, you get 2-minute average speed, high speed and direction in the last ten minutes.
  • Apparent Temperature: Heat index, and with Vantage Pro2's optional solar radiation sensor, the temperature-humidity-sun-wind index.
  • Vantage Pro2 optional Solar and UV Radiation Sensors: Greater awareness of the dangers of excessive exposure to the sun.
  • For agricultural users: Evapotranspiration, leaf wetness, soil moisture, and soil temperature with Vantage Pro2 optional sensors.