Photos of Tempest and Installation

You are welcome to share another photo then…

For wind reading a free view to 360° without high trees helps o he significant readings.

Do you know the guidelines for official reference weatherstations ? About the different sensed values. That’s professional requirement and you have to find a best practice position as tempest is a all-in-one sensing head.

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That’s O.K. And one of the reasons this community is made for.

Do you know the FAQ page on tempest:

https://help.weatherflow.com/hc/en-us/categories/203614828-Tempest-System-Smart-Weather-Stations

And feel fre to ask your questions in this topic:

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I wish I could get 360 degree coverage but then again I like the trees. I am surrounded by 80-100 hardwood’s

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Ok… yes, this is a silly question… but when setting up the Tempest - there is a blue arrow on the side - and it needs to point “North” - but does that mean if I am facing North - I can see the arrow or is the arrow on the other side and I can not see the arrow? Thanks all!

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It’s the second one. If you are facing north then you should not be able to see the arrow.

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Thanks… apologies for my confusion. I think if the arrow was on a horizontal surface, I’d have less of a problem answering that question. Yes… received mine yesterday too and it is remarkable. More to follow.

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I used my iPhone (Maps) to point to true north then just lined up the arrow on the unit to match. I think that’s the correct procedure.

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That sounds like a good solution to me!

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No… I am completely green to this.

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Still waiting for mine to arrive this week sometime but during the meantime I’m still debating on where to place it. I currently live in a townhome so the backyard isn’t very big. Debating if should mount on the side fence which is away from the most of the trees and is partly open. It will be mounted about 6-7 feet from ground attached to the fence.
Other option I’m thinking of is mounting it on my shed roof which will be be about 8-9 feet from the ground. (this spot is pretty much open all around) I read its not good to place it on top of your roof due to heat from roof? Opinions please.

Thanks

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You can also use the compass app on your iPhone. Just remember to account for magnetic deviation/declination (for most of the lower 48 it’s only a couple degrees, for me in Alaska it was 16-degrees!).

Visit https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geomag/calculators/mobileDeclination.shtml#Compass to find out your exact declination.

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I installed my Tempest this morning – not the greatest location. Trees in most places, so the best I could do was utilize the fence at the end of my driveway. Unfortunately our house and the neighbor’s are relatively close, so I expect to see some inaccuracy in wind. Wunderground station link is https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/KARSHERW31.

This is a 5ft conduit with conduit clamps secured to a 4x4 in concrete. I’m going to try to rectify to some extent by adding an additional section.

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This is the most open spot on the property as far as the wind is concerned since our yard is small and I didn’t want to attach to the house. This ends up being about 15 feet off the ground atop the play house.

I used the 6’ variety of this pipe and painted it with some extra external house paint I had.

Here’s a version of the mount I used. It doesn’t show up on HD’s website for some reason BUT it too is 1" and threaded of course. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Mueller-Streamline-3-4-in-Galvanized-Malleable-Iron-Floor-Flange-511-604HN/100120677

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Make sure to paint both, as they will rust after a month or so…galvanized or not…

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Tempest arrived yesterday, and it was installed today! It was windy enough that the Kitesurfers were out front ripping it up this morning so had to wait till the wind died this evening to put it up.
The roof line is over 30 feet so I went up another 14 to get clean air. This should give a good reading of the wind at WInthrop Beach, Winthrop, MA.

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Link to your station’s data?

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https://smartweather.weatherflow.com/station/18521/grid

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Looks nice. You may get rain notifications when the kids are playing on swings and possibly the play house. Remember the rain sensor senses the vibrations of the rain drops.

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Rigid conduit will not rust

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That Takes a Brave young man to put that up without a lift :crossed_fingers:

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