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Report live weather conditions from your own backyard!

Purchase a Backyard Station today to share your personal weather conditions with millions of WeatherBug users around the world! It’s easy to get started:

 


1. Purchase your Backyard Station from one of our Backyard Station vendors. (Already own a Backyard Station? Skip to Step 2!)

Ambient Weather
Scientific Sales
Convective Development

Additional Vendors:

Archer Trading Post
Columbia Weather Systems
Davis Instruments
New Mountain Innovations
Onset Weather Stations
Oregon Scientific

Provantage
ProWeatherStation™
RainmanWeather Store
Rainwise
Star City Enterprises, LLC
WeatherHawk
Weather Information Systems
Weather Shack
WeatherShop
Weatherwise Instruments

ControlbyWeb (select stations and sensors only)

European Vendors:
Meteorologica (United Kingdom)
Meteo-Sell (Germany)
Meteo-Shop (Italy)
Snow Shop (Greece)
SwissWetter.ch (Switzerland)
Weather Shop® (United Kingdom)

2.
 Register your Backyard Station on our network. Need help? 
Watch this video!

Please Note: Backyard Stations and the Backyard Community currently consist of two separate registrations. We are working to merge the two in the near future.

3. Publish your Backyard Station data to our network using publishing software or a hardware appliance.

Publishing Software:

Windows:
Ambient Virtual Weather Station (Internet Edition required, $100)
 Instructions
Cumulus (free)

Vis Reader (free, USB-based Acu-Rite Weather Stations only)
Weather Display ($70) 
Instructions
WeatherLink Module (free, DAVIS Stations only) Note: There's currently a bug in the version number of the WeatherLink module. We are including version 1.1.3 for download, but the module is showing 1.1.1 when loading it (which is an unsupported version). Please rest assured that you are downloading version 1.1.3 and using a supported version, regardless of what the module version screen says. Now Open Source! Download the source code here.

WeatherTracker ($40) (Click link at left for screen shots)
WUHU / Heavy Weather Uploader (free)
 Instructions

Mac:
WeatherSnoop ($20-60) (Mac App Store)
Weather Display ($70)
 Instructions
WeatherCat
 ($65) Instructions

WeatherTracker ($40) (Click link at left for screen shots)


Linux / Unix:
Weather Display ($70)
 Instructions

wview (Free) Plugin/Instructions (Courtesy of Lloyd Kirk) Bash version available here.

Hardware Appliances (No PC Needed!):
Hautespot Wi-Fi Appliance ($500)
WeatherHub 2 (MeteoHub) IP Appliance ($289)
 Instructions

WeatherHub Wi-Fi Appliance ($160) Instructions

MeteoBridge Instructions

Control by Web X-320M (About $400) Instructions

The Control by Web X-320M works directly with various compatible stations and sensors. No additional consoles or data loggers required. DAVIS stations require an adapter but do not need a console or WeatherLink package in order to function.


WeatherLink IP Users: Click Here to learn about a service that allows you to publish your Backyard Station data to us using WeatherLink IP without needing to leave your PC on 24/7.

AcuLink Users: You can either use the WeatherLink IP workaround above if you're publishing data to Wunderground, or you can click here to use this app as a way to pull data from your AcuLink station and push it to us.

4. View your Backyard Station data on our network.

WeatherBug 10  desktop for Windows supports full integration with Backyard Stations. Users on WeatherBug 6 are recommended to update to WeatherBug 10.


WeatherBug 10 is not currently available in a Plus version but will be in the near future.

Users can also view their Backyard Station data at the following places:



WeatherBug.com

Enter your
 Zip Code, then click on 
Change Weather Station to see your Backyard Station from the list and map of weather stations.


WeatherBug Mobile Site

Enter your 
Zip Code, then click on
 Change Weather Station to see your Backyard Station from the list and map of weather stations.


WeatherBug Blackberry Mobile App (Stations publishing to CWOP are available iOS and are coming soon to Android)


Weather Watcher Live

 

Windows 8 App

Our Windows 8 app allows users to access Backyard Stations easily. Simply search the Windows Store for "WeatherBug", then search the network to find your Backyard Station from the list.



If you are an international Backyard Station owner sending data to our network, please 
contact us once you have begun sending data to our network so that we can enable your station on the network.


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Frequently Asked Questions for WeatherBug Backyard Stations

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