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This page provides information about AcuRite Weather Stations as well as how to share weather information with Weather Underground.


  • AcuRite Iris (5-in-1) Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Weather Station with Remote Monitoring Alerts for Weather Conditions – Model 01536M [AcuRite Page | Amazon Page]
  • AcuRite Software for PC [View]
  • AcuRite Website [View]
  • Amazon AcuRite Products [View]
  • Weather Underground [View]

Weather Station Purchase

An AcuRite personal weather station (PWS) can be purchased on the AcuRite website or on Amazon, and probably from other vendors. Some units require a USB connection to a Windows computer. Others have WiFi capabilities, presumably for uploading directly to the web.

Basic indoor/outdoor thermometer sets can be purchased for $15 to $30 and work well to provide humidity and temperature readings. Full featured weather stations can cost $150 to $250 at the low end. A popular mid-range model is the AcuRite Iris (5-in-1) system for $150 on Amazon. [View]

From the company Ambient Weather, the WS-2000 model is $300. [View] Other companies offer weather stations costing over $1,000 on Amazon, but those have poor reviews or no reviews — probably due to their high cost.

More information about the AcuRite 5-in-1 model is below.

Featured Weather Station – AcuRite 5-in-1

The AcuRite 5-in-1 model is designed to have a dedicated USB connection to a Windows computer. Here are some resource links for the weather station:

Software — You can use your current computer, or have an older PC dedicated to live posting of weather data. In the past there had been an Apple Mac version of the software, but it is no longer available.

The 5-in-1 model described here will come with a default date of 2016 because the hardware programming and internal software was first released many years ago. During setup you will configure the current date and time.

AcuRite Links

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  • YouTube [View]
  • X – The social media platform formerly known as Twitter [View]

Weather Station Mounting

A common installation for a weather station is to install the unit using the included mounting post. Holes are provided for side mount or vertical mount. For greater stability, a drill could be used to make the mount holes larger, then longer larger screws could be used to mount into wood.

A drill could also be used to install the included plastic anchors into a cement, block, or hard wood surface. This provides a secure receptacle for the installation screws.

It is also possible to attach the mounting post to a heavy cement or stone block and place the weather station on a second-floor deck or surface with no nearby obstructions of wind.

AcuRite Iris 5-in-1 Overview Video

Weather Underground

Once you have setup and registered your weather station with AcuRite on the MyAcuRite website, you will want to add it to your Weather Underground account devices list. The connection requires that the AcuRite PC Connect software be installed and configured first.

Winter Weather Station Sensor Care

In the winter months, with snow accumulation, the ability of your outdoor sensor to measure wind speed may be impeded. If you have a soft bristle brush on a long pole, you can extend that and lightly clean the snow from the system.

An outdoor sensor mounted on a deck may be easier to maintain, although some of the measurements may be slightly impacted such as wind direction.

The before and after photos below show a sensor before and after snow removal.