A La Crosse Technology Wireless Color Forecast Station Is a Good Choice For a Beginner
The weather is very interesting to me. The La Crosse Technology wireless color forecast station the model #308-146, would be where I start.
Not all people feel like I do towards the weather. If you have decided that weather instruments and interpreting the weather are now important to you, this is where you want to be.
I am going to go over what the La Crosse 308-146 is all about. Then once we cover that, I will share my opinion of why it would be a good choice to purchase.
This is a lower-priced personal home weather station. As I own other La Crosse products, I will vouch for the quality of their weather instruments. I have found them to be consistently accurate and they work problem-free. Both are good things in my book.
This La Crosse Technology wireless color forecast station has as its main features, just what its title says.
I love the color screen, I love that it is wireless, and I also love it for the forecasting technology that it houses.
The forecast part is my favorite. It will consistently give you a 12-hour ahead look at what it determines to be your upcoming weather.
It is trending towards the forecast, plus the forecast is derived from using the relative humidity in your local location, along with whether the barometric pressure is going up or falling lower.
The station transmits from the TX142THV2 Wireless Outdoor Temperature/Humidity Sensor to the inside your home located display console.
You may look at the picture on the colored forecast display console on the right. As you can see, the screen is colored and it has the following information available to you. It also has three other main areas of information.
It has an area I call the calendar-time-date type of information. It features an atomic clock and the seasonal time changes that are automatic as well.
- Colored Screen Display Console measures as 5.9″ L x 2.36″ W x 5.90″ H
- The TX142THV2 Wireless Outdoor Temperature/Humidity Sensor is measured at 1.57″ L x 0.82″ W x 5.11″ H
A great source of information on your La Crosse Technology wireless color forecast station is to go to the La Crosse 308-146 owner’s manual. It can be seen by clicking here???
Features and Pros To Buy
Time and date, it automatically sets for you.
Month, the day of the week, and today’s date
Charge devices with USB charging port: Output 1 amp
Hour forecast based on changing barometric pressure
Icons: sunny, partly sunny, cloudy, rainy, stormy
Indoor/Outdoor temperature (°F / °C)
Indoor/Outdoor humidity (%RH)
Index and dew point
How Everything in your La Crosse 308-146 is Powered
- Display: Comes with the included AC adapter; Also recommended is to back up with 3 “AA” Alkaline battery backup
- The TX142THV2 Wireless Outdoor Temperature/Humidity Sensor uses 2 “AA” Alkaline Batteries.
Since this sensor is set up outside I always recommend using Lithium batteries for a much longer battery life.
The usual downside to this La Crosse residential weather station is that it only offers a very limited number of weather instruments. If you are willing to pay more for a weather station you will get more instruments and data.
Does not have any wind speed sensors (an anemometer)
Doesn’t have a rain gauge
Does not have a wind direction sensor (a weather vane)
Doesn’t connect to the LaCrosse View App
Doesn’t connect to your personal computer for data logging or data storage
The display does not have any alerts on it. You can not do alerts for temperature and wind or relative humidity, with it
So in looking at this newer model from La Crosse, it reminds me a whole lot of a long-term good seller that came out a few years ago.
This referred to the wireless color weather station is the s88907 La Crosse Weather Station.
You can read my review on that weather station by going to it here: The La Crosse Wireless Color Forecast Station.
The one thing that definitely has been updated since the S88907 La Crosse weather station was released is the display screen is more extensive and has more features seen on it. I really like the improvements since the S88907 La Crosse came out.
So it is still a great seller for La Crosse but the new improved La Crosse Technology weather station model 308-146 has a new feature that everyone looks for today, it has a USB charging input.
Yes, you can charge your mobile device by plugging it into your new USB wireless weather station.
The one thing your eye will immediately notice is that the older S88907 model is more vertical (taller) and the new one, the 308-146 is more horizontal (wider).
You can take a look at these two models as I lay them out for you side by side.