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When you think weather station, think “exposure” – the equipment needs to be placed in the correct location to provide you with the correct information!
Sensors associated with temperature and humidity should not be placed in direct sunlight and should not be placed under trees. Manufacturers also normally recommend the sensors be placed from four to six feet above the ground at a minimum.
Wind gauges should be exposed to an unobstructed wind flow a recommended 30 feet above the ground.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|