I guess my mounting job wasn’t as sturdy as I had hoped, as we had a strong gust of wind not too long ago that blew down the pole it was mounted on. The top of my Sky cracked and it stopped reporting data with the next significant rain. I’d like to get a Tempest, but a couple of questions:
- Some folks said that WeatherFlow would be releasing a standalone Tempest without a hub at some point for a reduced cost, because the existing Hub will work with it. Does anyone know when this will be, and if it’ll lag behind the Tempest Kickstarter shipments in March/April? And also what the cost will be?
- I see that there is a Pro Hub version that includes cellular access that is presumably redesigned. Will this by any stretch included the proffered HomeKit support that the WF folks have been working on with Apple? I know it’s a lower priority, but it sure would be nice to set up HomeKit automations using outdoor weather conditions like Netatmo’s station can now do.
- With the app update that’s supposed to be coming at some point, will it include a better visualization of useful statistics? I know the WF people tend to adopt the attitude of “that sounds like a great idea for a third party,” but I do think there’s value to having my weather station report to me interesting data statistics (that, admittedly, may not be worth much to hardcore weather geeks other than for idle conversation) in a first party app, such as highest temperature recorded, largest rainfall amount, longest duration without rain, etc. Sort of like the History tab, but on steroids with a more holistic approach, or at least Month and Year summaries like there are Day summaries. Also, I can’t help but find the existing graphs cumbersome to use. Tapping the + and - to zoom refreshes it and makes it too easy to lose context, especially when trying to visualize hour-to-hour and day-to-day. If there were a way that it allowed dynamic pinch and zoom, that would be amazing.