I just installed an Ambient WS-2000 personal weather station at our park model in Lake Havasu City, AZ. The weather station measures temperature, humidity, wind speed, rain amount, and a bunch of other things. However, what I think makes the WS-2000 exceptional is the ability to add up to 8 temperature/humidity sensors to it. More on this later. Finally, all of the WS-2000’s measurements can be displayed on the Weather Underground or on Ambient’s own site — AmbientWeather.net.
Our WS-2000 is mounted on a 16-foot fiberglass flag pole I bought from Poles and Holders who also sell the pole mounting holders, like the white one above and the black one on the back of our RV:
Our goal is to take the weather station (and pole which collapses to 4 feet) with us in our RV when we travel. Of course, it would be a PITA to put the pole up for just short campground stays, but at least this summer we’ll be staying longer at places.
All the weather information — including any optional sensors — appears on the included LCD display . . .
. . . and on a web browser, a tablet, or a smartphone:
About Those 8 Additional Weather Sensors
This feature is a real boon for RVers as it allows you to monitor temperatures while away from your RV. For example, in addition to the indoor sensor in our park model (and soon to be in our RV), we also have a temperature/humidity sensor in our refrigerator and in the freezer. We plan to put another sensor in our RV’s basement water compartment to alert us if the temp drops to freezing.
In the short movie below, you can see the LCD display cycling through
- Indoor Temperature/Humidity,
- FRIDGE (Optional Sensor 1) Temperature/Humidity, and
- FREEZER (Optional Sensor 2) Temperature/Humidity:
These addition sensors offer RVers pet protection during hot summers and food protection in the case of refrigerator failure.