Benefit of Individual Sensors vs 5-in-1

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My 5-in-1 is going on 2 years and in that time I have not had many problems. 

My biggest issue has been with all of the sensor data being from one physical location where sometimes the wind reading wasn't accurate, rain gauge was not in a good spot due to wind, or the temperature was off due to being in direct sunlight. 

I just have purchased all the individual components (rain gauge, outdoor temp sensor, no wind sensor yet) and am planning on decommissioning my 5-in-1 and using individual sensors going forward. 

Looking for any thoughts from others who have done this before and any gotchas that may come up. I'm aware that I won't get reporting of all the data to WU (since only the 5-in-1 can report all the info at once to WU) and I'm good using the AcuRite app for most of the information viewing. 
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Michael Mantis

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Hello Michael,

Thank you for taking time to write and share your experience.  We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you.