Weather station buying guide

Always contact your NEWA state coordinator before purchasing a weather station.

NEWA state coordinators

A weather station at your farm or business improves the precision and accuracy of NEWA tools. Your neighbors and community also benefit when you share weather data through NEWA. Specs listed below include minimum sensor requirements for full functionality with NEWA models and resources. Contact Rainwise, Inc. at 800-762-5723 or visit rainwise.com for more information.

Company: Rainwise, Inc.

www.rainwise.com
Sales
Lonnie White
800-762-5723
lonnie.white@rainwise.com
Service
800-762-5723
– 2-year warranty
– 6-year manufacturer suggested life cycle
– 2-year calibration cycle ($150 per service)
Rainwise.net access
NEWA AgroMET MKIII SP1-LR
$1890.00 (2018 cost)
Station data transmission
4Ghz radio transmitter
Data receiver
– Wireless high speed internet (IP100 receiver, 2,4Ghz)
– Cellular service (extra cost)
Power
– Solar panels, 6V rechargable battery
Sensors
-Temperature
– Dew point
– Relative humidity
– Rainfall
– Wind speed
– Wind direction
– Barometric pressure
– Solar radiation
– Leaf wetness
– Soil moisture (extra cost)
– Soil temperature (extra cost)
Memory
– Non-volatile RAM (data is retained during power loss)
Optional mounting hardware
– Monomount
– Mounting brackets
– Tripod
Optional transmission hardware
– High gain antenna
– Radio repeater

The Rainwise MKIII SP1-LR weather station, located on a Cornell AgriTech @ NYSAES research farm in Geneva, NY. Photo credit: Nicole Mattoon, NYS IPM Program.