Accurite weather forecasting

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My 02099 weather station is picking up confusing weather forecasts for the next 12-24 hours. For example it is showing snow when it is really sun and clouds and there is not supposed to be snow at all. My sensor is hanging inside a box with glass on a wall outside because that is the only spot to put it where I live.
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Robyn Evershed

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AcuRite Rachell, Employee

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Hello Robyn,
How long have you had this weather station connected?  The display goes through a 14-33 day learning mode where the display learns your altitude to provide an accurate barometric pressure and forecast.  Does the sensor have air flow where it hangs?  If you have had the station connected for more then 33 days, we would recommend to factory reset the display so it will go through the learning mode again. To do this, press and hold the reset button located inside the battery compartment of the display for 10-12 seconds or until the display clears completely.  Please let us know if this issue continues. Thank you.
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What do you mean by air flow?
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AcuRite Rachell, Employee

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Hello Robyn,
You said "My sensor is hanging inside a box with glass on a wall outside."  The sensor should not be in an enclosed area because there is not going to be air flow. This will provide inaccuracies. 
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Where should I put it?
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Hello Robyn,
We recommend putting the sensor in an area out of direct weather elements and sun. Sensor must be placed outside to observe outdoor conditions. Sensor is water resistant and is designed for general outdoor use, however, to extend its life place the sensor in an area protected from direct weather elements. Hang the sensor using the integrated hang hole or hanger, or by using string (not included) to hang it from a suitable location, like a well covered tree branch. The best location is 4 to 8 feet above the ground with permanent shade and plenty of fresh air to circulate around the sensor.