Automated weather stations provide valuable information. The accuracy and reliability of remote weather stations relies on proper design along with consistent and regular maintenance and calibration.
CAVEAT UTILITOR: Their usefulness can lead to frustration when a component(s) of the system fails to function as desired. These remote sites collect near real-time data that is transmitted via radio, telecom, and internet. Outages and delays may occur at any stage during their collection and display. Sensors at times may provide incorrect readings (apply common sense quality assurance).