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I have always been a weather nut, I used to chase storms in my younger days (Surprised I am still here to tell about it) So with me going out fishing, shooting hiking I wanted something other then just a weather radio. I started to look around and I wanted it to be easy to use, reliable and small enough to wear carrying it in one of the packs or tackleboxes would not be a problem.

So I did some searching and came up with one I think is great… A Kestrel 4000.

Here is some info:
The Kestrel 4000 Pocket Weather Meter is the baseline wind and weather meter in the Kestrel 4000 series. What sets the 4000 series apart from the rest of the Kestrel family is that these high tech weather meters have the capability to store up to 2000 points of weather data, enabling you to track changes in the environment over time. This unique function opens up an entirely new realm of weather tracking capabilities for Kestrel Meter users.
The Kestrel 4000 Pocket Weather Meter is the first in the next generation of Kestrel Meters. It has all the wind and weather monitoring functions available with the Kestrel 3500 Wind Meter, plus the distinct advantage of data storage, graphing functions, and computer interface technology. With these additional options you will be able to record changes in the weather over time, view these changes as graphs on your Kestrel 4000's display, and even upload the data to your PC or Mac with the Kestrel Interface.

• For military professionals, the Olive Drab NV version of the Kestrel 4000 features a night-vision preserving backlight. Backlight incorporates optical filter to reduce overall brightness and minimize blue and green spectrum light to preserve night vision. (Note: This backlight appears soft grayish pink, not "red", and is still in the visible spectrum, so is not compatible with night-vision equipment.)

The advantage the Kestrel 4000 provides to scientists, athletes, firefighters, automotive technicians, and agricultural specialists is immeasurable. With Kestrel 4000 technology, you will not only know the current weather conditions, but be able to track changes in the environment and therefore make predictions as to what may happen next.

There isn't an on-site meteorologist in America who doesn't have a pocket Kestrel Meter on hand.

The Kestrel 4000 accurately measures:
• Wind Chill
• Air, Water, and Snow Temperature
o Displayed in Fahrenheit or Celsius w/ accuracy of +/-1°
• Current, Average, and Maximum Wind Speed
o Wind Speeds displayed in: Beaufort Wind Scale; Knots; MPH; KPH; or Feet Per Minute
• Barometric Pressure
• Pressure Trend
• Altitude
• Relative Humidity
• Dewpoint Temperature
• Wet Bulb Temperature
• Heat Stress Index

In addition, the Kestrel 4000 offers:
• Density Altitude
• Customizable navigation and data displays
• Tracking and storage of up to 2000 data points
o Manual and automatic data storage
o Graphing
• Computer interface capability

http://www.kestrelmeters.com/Kestrel-4000-Weather-Meter.pro?sNav=0

Hope this helps if you are concerned about weather for fishing, hunting, hiking etc… :thumb:
 
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lol interesting.. for me i can pretty much tell what the weather is gonna be like, not a big thing for me either. It rains for 9 months of the year and then its freaken nice the rest.. lol
 

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I would love to live where it rained most of the time!
 

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get a barometer/hygrometer combo, and learn to 'read' the clouds
 

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Weather is prety pridictable. There are a couple of good books available in the outdoors section of most book stores that will help with that.
 

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It snowed twice last year and this summer it rained three times once for about six hours.
But if you fly you get a fair idea of what clouds are doing and you can also use that training to help forecast the weather.watch the ski as the news forecasts coming weather. See what the clouds look like and lock that into your brain. That is the easy to do it. If you have a few bucks a neat weather station is a cool thing to have.
 

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It snowed twice last year and this summer it rained three times once for about six hours.
But if you fly you get a fair idea of what clouds are doing and you can also use that training to help forecast the weather.watch the ski as the news forecasts coming weather. See what the clouds look like and lock that into your brain. That is the easy to do it. If you have a few bucks a neat weather station is a cool thing to have.
http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?p=329151&posted=1#post329151

Didn't you say people shouldn't post anything about there personal life? remember? As you said, you shouldn't air your personal laundry. Just a friendly reminder. :thumb:
 
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