I love my Pro Weather Center 5 in 1 Costco model 02064C.

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I love my Pro Weather Center 5 in 1 Costco model 02064C. I want to know if the "learning mode" icon (stars in the head) goes off after 14 days or 33 days?
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Neil Davidson

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The learning mode icon is only visible for !4 days even though the troubleshooting section indicates it could take up to 33 days.  In fact, my learning mode just ended this past Friday and my absolute pressure on the display unit is still too high and I am only 180 feet above MSL (should be close to corrected values nearby).  So, hopefully that resolves itself in the next few weeks.  I have the same station and overall I am satisfied, however, my afternoon highs always seem to be 3 to 4 degrees warmer than other PWS.  In addition, I have a National Weather Service automated observing station (ASOS) 3 miles southwest of my home to check it against.  I am not sure if this an inherent bias of the equipment or my solar fan is not working.  My equipment is about 10 feet high.  I also have another Acurite temperature probe at 6 ft. that is more accurate.  This bias in only for a couple of hours during the max heating of the day.  I am concerned that this bias will likely get worse as we get into the warmer months. 
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I set my barometer manually against a neighbors station....from that point on I was = to or damn near = to theirs.
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I also did the manual adjustment, but when I turn off the manual reading my station absolute pressure is still 6mb (,18 inHG) too high, I thought after the two weeks it would have been closer.
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I set manual then leave the display just like that .....in manual
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What I don't understand is why they would put the barometer "inside " and separate from the other sensors.....to me the barometer is the most important sensor when it comes to forecasting....so if you want to know how the weather will be in your office or wherever your console is then fine.....otherwise that doesn't make sense to me....I may be wrong but from what I read here the barometer is "inside"....or am I mistaken? ......GEO?
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Even though the learning mode icon turns off after two weeks, the learning algorithm keeps running for 33 days.  I'm at 1061 feet, and all my consoles and bridge zero in within a few hundreths of my local airport.

Most personal weather stations have their barometric sensors indoors.   That's often easier as the operating temperature is more stable and you don't have to worry about wind pressures impacting your readings.

Most homes are "leaky" enough to the atmosphere that there's no significant pressure difference between indoors and outdoors.  If there were, you would be having another annoying problems like slamming doors.

I do have barometric sensors both indoors and outdoors.  They track nicely with each other.
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It does not matter which unit houses the barometer as the difference would be negligible between the display unit and the sensor (which ca be no more than 330 ft apart). I am not sure how this barometer works (ex. mercurial, aneroid, etc.)
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Hi Neil,

Your learning mode icon will go away after 14 days, however the learning mode does last for a full 33 days.  If your barometric pressure is still off at that time, please contact us at 877-221-1252.  Have a great day!