Acurite 01024 station with 06058 display outside temp wrong

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I am conveniently located between two local airports. My outside temp is always a few degrees warmer in the day and up to 10 degrees cooler at night. Right now both airports are reporting the same temp and my unit is reporting 4 degrees warmer. Last night, they were reporting within one degree of each other and my unit was 9 degrees off the closest one (10 degrees off the other).

I have reset the a,b,c switches but it still seems to display the wrong temp. Any suggestions?

FYI, the unit was a Christmas gift so just about a month old so I am guessing it is something I have wrong vs anything worn out.
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Brrobinson

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Posted 5 months ago

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Fred Flinstone

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Yes, you can adjust the temp.  Clink on this link and go to page 9 and follow instructions.  You will see calibrate and then you can decrease the temperature so it matches the others if that is what you want.  Just remember, temp can vary by location and height of where sensor is placed.  It will be colder up above then at ground level.

https://www.acurite.com/media/manuals/06058-instructions.pdf

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Thanks! I will give it a try.
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Brrobinson,

Are you still having an issue with the temperature reading incorrectly? Did you have any calibrations on the display prior to Fred's  suggestion? When comparing temperature, humidity or other environmental readings against other sources to determine accuracy, the comparative source MUST be in the exact same location where the original measurement is taken. 

Information on the television, radio, computer, or mobile app is NOT a valid source for comparison, because environmental factors fluctuate a great deal between different locations. Data from these sources may be for locations that are several miles away from where you're taking a reading.

When testing a product against another product for accuracy, be sure to allow products to sit undisturbed (without handling) side by side for a minimum of 30 minutes to allow the products to acclimate to the environmental conditions. 1-8 hours is ideal for humidity testing. Also be sure to take into account the accuracy standard/tolerance for different products.