The weather here finally broke and was nice enough to allow me to start the install of the AcuRite 01004M unit outside on top of my shed. I had ordered some AA lithium batteries which is recommended if the unit will be in cold temps. I installed the batteries and setup everything inside to check for functionality of the unit and display before the outside work. Everything went well, the setup is super easy and the display is large and chock full of info. I ran out of daylight, and will complete the outside work tomorrow. I temporarily placed the unit outside to complete the testing phase and all worked well, including wind velocity. I am looking forward to the lightning info as well as rain fall data. This is a quality unit, well made, and stout. For a home unit, look no further!
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Remote Monitoring via App
Streams Data to Weather Underground via WiFi
Detects Lightning Strikes
|Measures UV Index|
|Measures Wind Speed|
|Measures Wind Direction|
Data Transmission Frequency
|Sensor Wireless Range|
|Sensor Wireless Signal|
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AcuRite 01004M Atlas Weather Station with Lightning Detection
High Definition Touchscreen
5V power adapter (included)
4 AA alkaline or lithium batteries
|Yes - 360°|
10-30 seconds depending on measurement
5V power adapter (included)
4 AA alkaline or lithium batteries
|330 feet (100 meters)|
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This weather station very easy to put together and to put out in your yard I have a fastened to my deck must be about 5 foot near you can use an optional pole does very well in predicting the weather lightning strikes picks up right away has a rain gauge very accurate and it doesn't look bad on my deck it's not an eyesore very well-made I'd recommend this for anybody who would like to know what the temperatures going to be outside and what the future forecast is
Awesome weather station
Not sure where to start on reviewing this AcuRite model 01004M station with lightning detection. It has tons of features that after having it installed for only a week I am still finding out new things about it and it is very impressive to say the least.I will mostly mention the installation and you can research all the features it has.
Installing the outdoor unit was easy and I put it on the peak of our garage. It comes with a bracket to mount either vertically or horizontally and to me it didn't put the unit high enough off the roof with that bracket and the horizontal install was not possible on a slanted roof, so I simply used a three foot length of pipe and secured it vertically to the side wall of garage as picture shows. It states to level the unit for accurate rain fall measurement and it even has a built in bubble level! Having installed 4 double A batteries and removing protective tape from rain gauge, I was ready to go inside and power up indoor unit. It needs to be plugged in to AC voltage and comes with a base for sitting on counter or a wall mount, both supplied. Mine is on wall and the approximate 7 inch by 4 inch display is very well lit and easy to read, especially the outdoor temp, humidity and rain fall amount.
When it powered up the display walks you right through basic setup and in a few minutes it was reading all outside conditions. I love it and still learning all it can do. Weather channels not needed for local weather any longer! Definitely recommend!!
Best weather station for the house
It is not every day that you get an opportunity to receive a complete weather station and see what it is all about. When I received the AcuRite 01004M Atlas Weather Station with Lightning Detection, it was a little intimidating because these are high- sensitive components that measure the weather. I was a little too careful because I have never owned a weather station before and I thought this need to be in perfect condition in order to accurately measure the weather. Funny, reminds you of your first child – I seemed to be overprotective. The AcuRite 01004M Atlas Weather Station with Lightning Detection is one of AcuRite's premiere weather station model so it was only right to take good care of it. To be honest, it took me a couple of days to read through the Instruction Manual, going through the Parts List, inspecting the components – just to get myself familiar with the AcuRite 01004M Atlas Weather Station with Lightning Detection. I want to make sure that I put the AcuRite 01004M Atlas Weather Station together right. Then the next thing I did was to look for a spot on the roof where I can install the Acurite Atlas Weather Station.
One thing you need to remember is that the AcuRite 01004M Atlas Weather Station with Lightning Detection is very sensitive especially with the wind gauge. It took me a while to find a location on the roof to install the weather station. After a quick install, I plugged and turned on the monitor and it automatically calibrated and started to read the temperature, humidity, wind speed, etc. readouts from the weather station outside. That's cool! Please note that there is no complicated wiring required with the AcuRite 01004M Atlas Weather Station with Lightning Detection. The monitor itself reads from the weather station – no wiring required to sync the monitor to the weather station. The AcuRite 01004M Atlas Weather Station with Lightning Detection also comes with an easy-to-read instruction manual to show you how to properly operate the weather station. The package also comes with parts and component list to make sure you get a complete set. Please make sure to install fresh new batteries to optimize the weather station performance. From here on, it's just fun to read the monitor. The AcuRite 01004M Atlas Weather Station with Lightning Detection will turn you into a Weather Wizard in no time.
The only issue I found that bugged me is the short mounting bracket. It was hard to find a spot on the roof to install the mounting bracket. With the short mounting bracket, there are no other places to put the weather station except the roof. Even then I was getting a bad reading because the weather station is too close to the roof and the wind is getting blocked. I also have a lot of trees in my backyard so finding a free-flowing wind area was a challenge. I have to remove the weather station a few times just to find a perfect spot. The weather station needs to be mounted higher, free from obstruction like walls, roofs, trees, etc. The AcuRite 01004M Atlas Weather Station with Lightning Detection need to be out in the open. If you are going to install the weather station on the roof, please make sure to elevate The AcuRite 01004M Atlas Weather Station with Lightning Detection higher with a pole. I believe 5 feet off the rooftop would be a good location for the weather station. I went to Acurite's website and I did not see any poles for sale. Unless I am missing something but I never saw them offer long poles to replace the short mounting bracket. I have my weather station on the ground for now until I go to my local hardware store and buy a steel pole. I guess I'm just too picky finding the perfect spot for my AcuRite 01004M Atlas Weather Station.
Overall, the AcuRite 01004M Atlas Weather Station with Lightning Detection is a great weather station to have at home. The monitor is in full color, not black & white. I did not find any issue about installation, performance, functionality, or how the weather station look. The AcuRite 01004M Atlas Weather Station with Lightning Detection monitors the weather at your fingertips. The AcuRite 01004M Atlas Weather Station with Lightning Detection gives you a complete reading of the weather. You do not have to wait for the weatherman on the 6' o'clock news. I love the AcuRite 01004M Atlas Weather Station with Lightning Detection. So far, this has been a great surprise for me – I love it! I would purchase another one of these so I can give it my brother-in-law who lives out in the country. I'm sure he will fall in love with this weather station. I highly recommend the AcuRite 01004M Atlas Weather Station with Lightning Detection to all. It is the best weather station I have tried and probably the only weather station I will ever own. Thank you, AcuRite!
A Superb Weather Station
When I first received this weather station, I thought it would require a bit of time investment in order to set it up. Actually, I found out it is quite simple to set up, and it doesn't take long at all. It comes with a quick set-up guide for both the weather station and the indoor display/base unit. The full color guides quickly show you how to set up the weather station and the display. The first thing you need to do is determine a suitable location. According to the manual, it should be at least five feet off the ground, within 330 feet of the display, rear solar panel must face south (I used my smartphone to determine due south), and it must be level for accurate rain reporting. According to the brief manuals that also come with the units, you can get an optional extension to lift the anemometer and wind vane up to 30 feet above the ground. The higher these items are, the more accurate your wind speed and direction will be. There is also an optional lightening detection sensor that can be installed. This model (06059) came with the detector.
I believe this system measures just about everything. It measures outdoor/indoor temperature, indoor/outdoor humidity, wind speed and direction, rainfall, barometric pressure, dew point, chill factor, light intensity in lux, UV index, trending weather, and the base unit also maintains records of maximum and minimum values of some of these parameters. Speaking of the base unit, it has one beautiful display. I was really impressed with how nice the graphics are; check my picture. The upper right corner of the display alternates with statistical information such as today's outdoor high/low humidity, today's indoor high/low humidity, 30 days high temperature, new low temperature recorded, warmest day this week, all time high wind, and much more. I was just reading off the display as I was writing this. It also records rainfall for the day, week, month, year, and rate per hour. Actually it was raining today, and the unit measures .o3 inches of rain.
To give you a better feel about what you can all do with this base unit, the menu lists the following items: records, alarms, setup, display, sensor, units, calibrate, and factory reset. When you first turn it on (by plugging the base unit in to a wall outlet via the wall wart), it takes you through the preliminary setup straightaway. As you can see from my description, this is an elaborate weather station with a beautiful display that provides you with just about anything you need to know about the weather. Awesome!
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