Sunday, April 14, 2024

Home Weather Stations Review - The Davis 6250 Vantage Vue Home Weather Station

By Ivor Goligher (* original post from 2012)

This home weather stations review of the Davis 6250 Vantage Vue meteorological station is based on actual customers' input, and not that of the manufacturer.

The Davis 6250 Vantage Vue has an easy-to-read backlit display that is a large 3 x 4.5 inch LCD monitor. The unit is as close to real-time as you can get with a speedy update of conditions every 2.5 seconds. This alone is worth the price of admission; it is a whopping 10 times faster than the competition. The optional Davis Weatherlink software data logger offers additional analyses in a wide range to suit even the pickiest weather enthusiast.

While choosing one of these products you need to keep in mind what you are going to use them for. You could buy basic stations which will help you with daily weather forecasts and for professionals you can buy top of the line home weather stations which will help you understand weather better.

You need to choose a product that will match your needs and plans. A professional home weather station will help you understand the relation between climate and weather. With these products you will also be able to understand what causes extreme weather events like hurricanes, storms and tornados. While most of these features would be of use only to professional weather forecasters basic models are ideal for your home. They are easy to operate and very accurate too. They are completely automatic and monitor the weather constantly.

A stronger La Nina usually suggests less precipitation and warmer temperature for the southern U.S. and colder temperatures and more precipitation in the form of snow across the northern parts of the U.S. including the Great Lakes region and the Pacific Northwest. This is in line with current winter weather predictions for 2012.

The greatest factor that influences the weather is of course where you live. Other factors which you have no control over but which influence the weather where you live include the little know but very important Arctic Oscillation, major volcanic eruptions and solar activity just to name a few.

Radio-compatible with the Davis Instruments flagship Vantage Pro2 stations, you can mix or match most components and create a weather array sending information from several locations. Need to know when the temperature hits a specific mark? Set up one of the many programmable alarms to notify you visually or audibly. The Davis 6250 Vantage Vue sets up quick and easily, and you can have information on your display in the comfortable confines of your home in minutes.

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