My Weather Station

I’ve had a Davis Vantage Pro 2 weather station for some years.  The corner of my block is 22 feet above sea level, which is about the highest point in south Florida (apart from Mount Trashmore).  The station on my roof is about 44 feet above sea level.

Florida has a very high rate of lightning strikes.  The closer you are to the equator, the more powerful they are.  My house has been hit a number of times.  They’ve taken out several trees, my phones, my network, my alarm system and the latest hit my weather station.  At first it seemed to be the USB port on the indoor console.  I replaced that and got it working.  Now the barometer and wind direction are not working.  Temperature, humidity and wind velocity seem to be OK.

The warranty is good for 1 year and is long past.  It does not cover lightning in any event.

Once I get the truck done, I’ll have to think about replacing it.

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