One of the best gifts my husband has ever received is his La Crosse Technology Weather Station. I admit, I love it too! It is often the first thing I see each morning, and often the last thing I look at before I go to bed. In nice, big numbers it tells us the day of the week, the date, the time and the temperature, inside and out. I know at a glance if it is snowing or raining by the displayed images even before I open the blinds.
When our daughter first gave her dad the weather station, I thought it was a nice gadget her father would enjoy. But, as it turns out, the entire family relies on it to tell us the temperature before we ever open the door. I even check it before I get dressed for the day so I know whether it is cold, warm or hot outside.
A quick look at my weather station via my photo on the right, will show us that the photo was taken at 12:04, Tuesday, November 15. It was 63.5 degrees outside and 71.6 degrees inside. The forecast for the day is cloudy and rainy, but not stormy. Stormy would include lighting images.
In the photo below, you can see the icon for a sunny day!
The La Crosse Technology Weather Station
This weather station has a bright setting and a low light setting. We leave it on the bright setting simply because we keep our weather station in our den and that lighting is easier to see. However, if you wish to put it in your bedroom, you can set it to the low light setting.
Features of the La Crosse Technology Weather Station
- Indoor Outdoor Thermometer
- Displays Inside and Outside Temperatures
- Weather Icons / Images
- Displays Time – Atomic Self-Setting
- Date & Day Display
- Displays Heat Index
- Displays Dew Point
- Alarm with Snooze Button
- Nighttime Dimmer for Lower Light Setting
- USB Charging Port
- AC Adapter with Battery Back-up (batteries not included)
Setting Up the La Crosse Technology Weather Station
It takes a few minutes to set up the Weather Station. You will need to mount the included transmitter outside. We mounted our transmitter on the side of our house simply because that was easy. Since it is water-resistant, that has not been a problem at all.
The manufacturer information says that it can take up to 5 days for the weather station to connect to the atomic signal. I honestly don’t remember our set-up taking any time at all, but you should know that it could take a few days.
Once it is all set up, it is fabulous and extremely dependable. We have had ours for several years now and haven’t had to touch it since we first set it up.
I do want to note though, every night it does reset itself so it will go dark for a few minutes. I am rarely up late enough to see it happen, but on the few occasions that I did see it, I was worried that our weather station had quit working. That is quite normal!
Gifts for Men
Selecting a gift for a man is often difficult, but this weather station makes the choice very easy. However, not only men are going to love the gift. The entire family will enjoy the fast and accurate information this one little unit gives daily.