Holiday gift ideas that eliminate the need for the TV weatherman

Posted Dec. 06, 2010, at 10:15 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 12:21 p.m.

The Professional Wireless Weather Center from Acu-Rite ($129.99) is perfect for the true weather aficionado. It has customizable features and a continuous streaming weather ticker with alerts.

This station features all five sensors:

• Indoor/outdoor temperature (°F/°C);

• Indoor/outdoor humidity, wind speed, wind direction and rain in a single unit for ease of in-stallation. Other features include:

• A self-emptying rain collector, future weather forecast display;

• Programmable weather alarms, daily, weekly, monthly and all-time records readout, wind chill, heat index, and dew point displays, standard clock and calendar, moon phase indicator;

• Easy mount wireless sensor, trend arrows and backlight.

The Wireless Weather Station ($49.99) has a strong wireless signal and moon phase readout. Other fea-tures include:

• Strong signal penetration allowing for use through walls & from long distances;

• Indoor/outdoor temperature (°F/°C) and humidity displays;

• Trend arrows, quick-read display, and 12-24 hour future forecast.

It is self-calibrating for altitude for the most accurate forecast, includes icons with 14 different weather conditions, and has an atomic clock and a calendar. It automatically adjusts for daylight savings time across seven time zones.

The Wireless Weather Forecaster ($44.99) monitors current conditions and future local forecasts with an extra-large display screen (6″ x 7.5″). It also includes:

• An atomic clock for split-second accuracy;

• Indoor/outdoor current, high, and low temperatures (°F/°C);

• Day, date, and time, and a forecast for the coming 12 to 24 hours.

It has holes for wall hanging and the display unit also features a foldout tabletop stand.

See the entire line of Acu-Rite products at: http://www.chaneyinstruments.com/dept/Acurite-Brand.html

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