Photos of Tempest and Installation

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Interim install (near my old accurite sensor). Need to reinforce the mounting and lift it a bit higher but im excited to have it.

Edit - Does anyone know how to rotate the image inline?

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I rotate them before I upload them. I have found over the years that not all rotating done on a computer is actually stored in the file, which may be what you are running into. In Windows you can use the Paint program, I don’t remember what the program on the Mac is. You can rotate the image then edit your post with the little pencil icon and re-upload the new picture.

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Strangely i uploaded straight from my phone - as what appeared properly oriented :man_shrugging:t3: - may try editing from my computer later.

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You got a new Mail Alert Notification!

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Got my Tempest the other day and got it set up now. The other equipment is a BloomSky Storm.

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What is the BloomSky Storm? I haven’t heard of it before.

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It is part of a weather station from BloomSky. There is the Storm that has wind and rain. There is a Sky2 unit that has temperature, barometer, humidity and a fisheye camera that takes pictures every couple minutes and posts them.
Nice unit. Love the camera. I don’t think the weather observations are as accurate as the Tempest.

http://www.bloomsky.com/

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just installed my system

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I would be more concerned about a Beer Bottle or a ball bat :partying_face:

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Installed! I’m using a 10ft galvanized steel mast attached to the fence using vent pipe brackets. I was originally going for the roof but after I got up there it became clear the vent pipes weren’t long enough to support 10ft.

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Our side yard new install sooo happy!
Julian

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I’m pretty impressed with my neighbors, I’m going on 7 days with no theft, abuse or comments of any kind. It must look decorative enough they just ignore it. Also going on 7 days with no false rain reporting despite the mailman slamming my mailbox shut every day. Pretty impressive little gadget.

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I got mine all setup on Saturday, can only get it about 9’ off the ground in the back yard. So far after two days the data is coming in great and actually picked up some lightning.

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My installation still includes my old Ambient Weather WS-1400-IP to use as a rain and wind direction reference. The pole is 10’, which puts it approximately 8’ above the chimney, and 5’ above the old sensor. For now, I have to keep both because the haptic sensor isn’t detecting the light rain that’s normal in SoCal.

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1/8th-acre lots in suburbia (and HOA) don’t allow for a lot of options, so this is it. :slight_smile:

I attached a 10.5-foot top rail to a 4x4 fence post using two #2 conduit hangers. (I fastened the hangers to the post using some GRK structural screws and washers I had laying around). It’s about 13 feet above ground level.

I used a Digital Compass (Android) app, but just now realized that I failed to use True Heading and instead used Magnetic Heading, so I’ll need to loosen the hangers and correct heading. (Rather than mounting blind, I wanted to have a visual on the blue arrow while mounting the station, so I held a heading of 180 and pointed the compass arrow at the blue arrow on the Tempest while I hoisted it up.)

I’m enjoying the heck out of it. Thanks, WeatherFlow!

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You could just look up the magnetic declination for your location and put in the appropriate Wind Direction Offset.

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Hmmm, thank you @gizmoev! Feels like that’s “cheating”, but I guess that’s what the offset is there for, eh?! :thinking:

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10" Conduit and antenna mount from Lowes on second story roof.

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Not sure if my condo association will approve. But considering the PVC pipe and fittings cost me less than $20, if they make me take it down, so be it !

Jeff!

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If someone complains, tell them it is one of the new updated railing pieces. Tell them if they can keep a secret you can hook them up with one too.

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