One way for farmers and ranchers to better prepare for a weather event is to have a reliable forecasting and alerts system that we can receive information about the upcoming weather. Trends in the weather and rain measurement is also very important.
AcuRite has several tools that are perfect for farmers and rancher. I recently started using the Weather Environment System with Wind & Rain (model 01057) which is a weather system for checking the weather, forecasts and trends. It came with a 5-in-1 Weather Sensor that has five features built into one sensor: Temperature, Humidity, Wind Speed, Wind Direction and Rainfall.
This sensor can be linked to the AcuLink Internet Bridge that connects to the AcuLink app on my mobile device and login to my desktop computer. As ranchers, being able to check the weather on our phones is pivotal as we are constantly away from our desks and needing to know timely weather updates. I also appreciate all of the data that is available on my Dashboard when I return to my desk in the evening.
It allows us to prepare better as ranchers for the upcoming weather where we can make decisions about our production practices. Setup for the entire system was streamlined and simple. The only part that took anytime at all was finding a post to attach the outside system to (and I had to rely on my handy husband for that!). Setting up the inside equipment was quick and the directions were simple to follow.
Before using the AcuRite weather station, we depended on other weather apps on our phone or using websites/TV stations. The problem with this is that they only report on weather in the large cities around us. But the weather can change so much from where we are located by the time the weather gets to us in the rural areas. So having a weather station that is located on the ranch, telling us exactly what the weather is doing now or will do right here is very useful and a great tool in our tool box.
The opinions in the post are my own. I was given an AcuRite weather system to trial in a case study.