Where you choose to locate your sensor devices will have a significant impact on the quality of your weather data. AIR and SKY can be up to 1000ft+ (300m+) away from the Hub with no obstructions. Please follow these guidelines to ensure accurate observations.
- Outside and at least 3 feet off the ground, ideally at eye level
- In full shade. If you don't have a location that's in full shade all day, consider purchasing a simple "radiation shield" like this one on Amazon: http://a.co/f3IhWnt
- Away from potential sources of extra heat and moisture (such as sprinklers, air vents, brick and other dark surfaces)
- Orient vertically for the best lightning detection performance.
- Away from nearby sources of electromagnetic interference, such as antennas and electric fences.
Mounting: AIR can stand alone or be mounted (preferably upright) using the keyhole slot or by 1/4"-20mm thread. A simple mount for AIR that we recommend: http://a.co/9mBeXGv
- In full view of the sky all day long.
- With unobstructed exposure to wind from all directions as possible.
- At least 10 feet above any surface (ground, roof, etc) for best results.
- Away from trees and shade which can obstruct the sensors.
Mounting: Sky features a compression mount to accommodate both a standard nominal “one-inch” pipe (outer diameter = 1.315 inches, or 33.40 mm) which is common at DIY stores around the world as well as a 1.25” (31.75 mm) outer diameter pole, another commonly available size.