What features does a guy need in his weather station?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by sdkidaho, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. sdkidaho

    sdkidaho Well-Known Member

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    Which ones of these do you need?

    Wind Speed
    Dewpoint
    Wind Direction
    Heat Stress Index
    Crosswind
    Compass Heading
    Headwind/Tailwind
    Wet Bulb Temperature
    Temperature
    Relative Humidity
    Volume Air Flow (CFM)
    Barometric Pressure
    Humidity Ratio (Grains)
    Density Altitude
    Evaporation Rate
    Altitude
    Delta T
    Wind Chill
    Absolute Pressure
     
  2. sdkidaho

    sdkidaho Well-Known Member

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    Do you need to store or log data?

    Do you want to chart data?

    Do you need to upload to a computer?

    Do you need a backlit display?


     

  3. Buffalobob

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    There is a thread in FAQs on the subject. About 90% depends upon you and how far you going to shoot with what rifle and how little or much sense you have. Obviously trying to claim you have a lot of good sense won't wash being as here you are on this forum.

    Under a thousand yards the three chief things you need to know are wind speed, temperature and altitude. Of those three, I can usually figure out if it is hot or cold and do not need a thermometer to tell me that. Unless I am lost I usually know how high I am unless I have been partaking of controlled substances in which case I might be pretty high and not realize it. So that leaves wind as the variable that I need the most.
     
  4. sdkidaho

    sdkidaho Well-Known Member

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    Thanks - I hadn't noticed the FAQ's area. Much appreciated.