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3-in-1 Weather Station

 Collects outdoor temperature, humidity, and wind speed readings.

5-in-1 Weather Station

Collects outdoor temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, and rainfall readings.

 Accounts Following Me

Identifies the My AcuRite account following your AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display. Your AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display and its linked sensors appear as a tab on the Dashboard in the account following you.

 Accounts I Follow

Identifies the AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display of a My AcuRite account you are following. The AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display and its linked sensors appear as a tab on your Dashboard.

Adjusted Pressure

Refers to barometric pressure that has been adjusted for altitude using the address or Postal Code location set in the profile of the AcuRite Access. 

Alert Contacts

The Alert Contacts manage how you and others are notified when an alert is activated. Once you have created your alert contacts, the contacts can be added to your Alerts.

Atlas Weather Station 

Collects outdoor temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, rainfall readings, UV and light intensity, and optional lightning detection.  

Available Sensors

The sensors that are not linked to a Connection Device. If the device is an AcuRite Access, the sensors listed are in wireless range of the device, but the readings are not being sent to your account. If using a PC Connect Display, My AcuRite sharing is enabled in the PC Connect software, but the readings collected by the 5-in-1 Environmental Monitoring Station are not being sent your account. To view the readings from your account, the sensor must be linked to a Connection Device.

Average Wind Speed

The average of all wind speed readings collected over the past 5 minutes.

Barometric Pressure Settings

Sets how pressure readings are displayed in your My AcuRite account. An AcuRite Access and PC Connect Display both have an internal barometer.

Clouds

Refers to the cloud cover forecast for your area. Provided by Forecast.io. (Dark Sky) 

Communication Loss Alert

Alert is generated when communication has not been received from an AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display within the time period set in the System Alert. By default, the time period is set to 2 hours. This type of alert may be due to the device has lost power or it does not have a network (Internet) connection.

Current Condition

An indicator of the current weather condition at the address or zip code set in the profile of a Connection Device. Data is provided by our partner Forecast.io.(Dark Sky) 

Current Wind Speed

The latest reading of wind speed measured in mph, km/h, or kn.

Custom Alerts

Alerts that are set to your specific monitoring requirements.

Dark Sky

Our partner that provides current conditions and weather forecast information. Dark Sky generates its forecasts from a wide range of weather data sources, which are aggregated together statistically to provide the most accurate forecast possible for a given location.

Dashboard

Displays the most recent readings sent from your AcuRite sensors and the current weather and forecast predictions for the location of your AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display.

Device

A Device in My AcuRite is defined as an AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display and the AcuRite sensors that are compatible with My AcuRite.

Device ID

The unique 12-character Device ID of an AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display.

Dew Point

The temperature at which the air becomes fully saturated with water vapor (i.e.100% humidity).

Dew Point High

The highest Dew Point measurement in the interval of time being viewed.

Dew Point Low

The lowest Dew Point measurement in the interval of time being viewed.

Display Units

Sets how the readings of AcuRite sensors are displayed in your account. Readings can be set to Imperial or Metric. Temperature readings can be set include a tenth of a degree.

Elevation

Elevation refers to the height above sea level. Provided by Google Maps and is based on the address set in the profile of an AcuRite Access. You can customize the elevation to ensure My AcuRite uses the most accurate elevation for where your AcuRite Access is located.

Feels Like

A measurement of how hot or cold it really feels like outside. The Feels Like temperature is calculated and displayed only when the current temperature reading is between 40° Fahrenheit (4° Celsius) and 80° Fahrenheit (27° Celsius).

Feels Like High

The highest Feels Like temperature measurement in the interval of time being viewed.

Feels Like Low

The lowest Feels Like temperature measurement in the interval of time being viewed.

Forecast

A prediction of future weather conditions provided by our partner Forecast.io. The forecast location is determined by the Postal Code and address set in the profile of an AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display.

Heat Index

A measurement of how hot it feels outside and is only calculated when temperatures exceed 80° Fahrenheit (27° Celsius).

Heat Index High

The highest Heat Index measurement in the interval of time being viewed.

Humidity

Humidity, or relative humidity, is the ratio of moisture in the air as compared to the maximum amount of moisture the air can hold, which varies depending on the air temperature.

Humidity High

The highest Humidity reading in the interval of time being viewed.

Humidity Low

The lowest Humidity reading in the interval of time being viewed.

Latitude

The location north or south in reference to the equator, which is designated at zero (0) degrees.

Location Details

Provides data specific to the location of an AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display. The data is based on the address or Postal Code set in the profile of an AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display. The visibility, cloud cover, sunrise, sunset, and moon phase data is provided by our partner Forecast.io. The elevation, latitude, and longitude data is provided by Google Maps.

Longitude

The location east or west in reference to the Prime Meridian, which is designated as zero (0) degrees longitude.

Loss of Signal Alert

A reading from a sensor has not been received for more than 2 (two) hours.

Low Battery Alert

The remaining battery life of a sensor is less than 25%. It's a good idea to replace the batteries soon.

Moon Phase

The phase of the moon on the current day. The moon changes in appearance and location in the sky every day, which is why we refer to the moon by its phases: new moon, new crescent moon, 1st quarter moon, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, 3rd quarter, and old crescent.

My AcuRite

My AcuRite is a cloud-based software solution that collects weather and environment data from select AcuRite monitoring sensors. From My AcuRite, you can monitor your conditions and receive alerts when temperature, humidity, wind, or moisture condition may need your attention. You can view and monitor your conditions online at any time from the My AcuRite app or from www.myacurite.com on your laptop or desktop computer.

My Sensors

The AcuRite sensors that are linked to an AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display. The sensor readings are being sent to your My AcuRite account.

Offline

Displays an Offline status when the reading from the sensor has not been received for more than 2 (two) hours.

Password Requirements

My AcuRite requires that an account password must have a minimum of six (6) characters, including both an upper and lower case letter, and have at least one (1) number.

PC Connect Display

The indoor unit that displays readings from a single 5-in-1 Weather Station. Using the AcuRite PC Connect software installed on your computer and the USB connection between your computer and the PC Connect Display, the readings are sent over your network (Internet) connection to your My AcuRite account. A PC Connect Display is associated with your account by its unique 12-character Device ID.

Peak Wind Speed

A rolling value showing the highest wind speed recorded over the past 60 minutes.

Pressure

Pressure, or barometric pressure, is the weight of the air at a specific location, measured in Inches of Mercury (inHg) or Hectopascals (hPa).

Pressure High

The highest Pressure measurement in the interval of time being viewed.

Pressure Low

The lowest Pressure measurement in the interval of time being viewed.

Push Notification

An alert notification generated from the AcuRite app. A Push Notification is displayed on a smartphone when an alert is activated.

Rain High

The highest total Rain measurement in the interval of time being viewed.

Rain Total

The total amount of rain that has fallen during the current day.

Rainfall

The total Rainfall amount in the interval of time being viewed.

Sharing to Weather Underground

Allows the outdoor readings of an AcuRite sensor to be sent to Weather Underground. Sharing the readings of an outdoor sensor linked to an AcuRite Access is set up in My AcuRite. Sharing the readings of a 5-in-1 Environmental Monitoring Station that is linked to a PC Connect Display is set up in the PC Connect software. 

Station Pressure

Shows the exact measurement taken by the AcuRite Access internal barometer- does not include an adjustment for altitude.

Sunrise

The time in the morning when the sun appears or full daylight arrives.

Sunset

The time in the evening when the sun disappears or daylight fades.

System Alerts

Alerts that monitor the communication of your AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display and the wireless connection, battery level, and operating status of your AcuRite sensors.

Temp High

The highest recorded temperature reading in the interval of time being viewed.

Temp Low

The lowest recorded temperature reading in the interval of time being viewed.

Temperature

Is the measurement of air, liquid, or soil in Fahrenheit or Celsius.

Theme Options

My AcuRite offers two color theme options - Dark or Light. The Light theme displays a light gray background with dark gray text, and the Dark theme displays a dark black background with white text.

Time Zone

My AcuRite sensor readings, chart data, and alert notifications are displayed in the Time Zone set in the profile of an AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display.

Visibility

Visibility refers to the distance at which a given standard object can be seen and identified with the unaided eye. Provided by Forecast.io.

Weather Underground

A commercial weather service that provides real-time weather information. Weather Underground provides weather reports for most major cities across the world on its website, as well as local weather reports for newspapers and websites.

Wind Average

The average of all Wind Speed measurements within the time period specified.

Wind Chill

A measurement of how cold it really feels outside. The wind chill formula relies on environmental data including the wind speed and the ambient air temperature - is only calculated and displayed when temperatures are below 40° Fahrenheit (4° Celsius).

Wind Chill Low

The lowest Wind Chill measurement in the interval of time being viewed.

Wind Direction

The direction air is blowing from in the atmosphere.

Wind Gust

A sudden, brief increase in the speed of the wind followed by a lull. Gusts are reported when the peak speed reaches at least 18 mph (30 km/h) and the variation in wind speed between peaks and lulls is at least about 10 mph (17 km/h).

Wind High

The highest Wind Speed measurement in the interval of time being viewed. 

Wind Low

The lowest Wind Speed measurement in the interval of time being viewed.

Wind Speed

The measurement of the movement of air in the atmosphere.

Wired Sensor Error Alert

A sensor has a sensing element error. This type of alert may be due to the wired sensor is unplugged from the device or it's damaged.

The latest reading of wind speed measured in mph, km/h, or kn.

Alerts that monitor the communication of your AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display and the wireless connection, battery level, and operating status of your AcuRite sensors.

The direction air is blowing from in the atmosphere.

The temperature at which the air becomes fully saturated with water vapor (i.e.100% humidity).

Pressure, or barometric pressure, is the weight of the air at a specific location, measured in Inches of Mercury (inHg) or Hectopascals (hPa).

A rolling value showing the highest wind speed recorded over the past 60 minutes.

Humidity, or relative humidity, is the ratio of moisture in the air as compared to the maximum amount of moisture the air can hold, which varies depending on the air temperature.

A measurement of how hot or cold it really feels like outside. The Feels Like temperature is calculated and displayed only when the current temperature reading is between 40° Fahrenheit (4° Celsius) and 80° Fahrenheit (27° Celsius).

My AcuRite requires that an account password must have a minimum of six (6) characters, include both an upper and lower case letter, and have at least one (1) number.

The average of all wind speed readings collected over the past 5 minutes.

A measurement of how cold it really feels outside. The wind chill formula relies on environmental data including the wind speed and the ambient air temperature - is only calculated and displayed when temperatures are below 40° Fahrenheit (4° Celsius).

The the measurement of movement of air in the atmosphere.

A measurement of how hot it feels outside and is only calculated when temperatures exceed 80° Fahrenheit (27° Celsius).

The indoor unit that displays readings from a single 5-in-1 Weather Station. Using the AcuRite PC Connect software installed on your computer and the USB connection between your computer and the PC Connect Display, the readings are sent over your network (Internet) connection to your My AcuRite account. A PC Connect Display is associated to your account by its unique 12-character Device ID.

Alerts that are set to your specific monitoring requirements.

A Device in My AcuRite is defined as an AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display and the AcuRite sensors that are compatible with My AcuRite.

From Alert Contacts manage how you and others are notified when an alert is activated. Once you have created your alert contacts, the contacts can be added to your Alerts.

Displays the most recent readings sent from your AcuRite sensors and the current weather and forecast predictions for the location of your AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display.

A prediction of future weather conditions provided by our partner Forecast.io. The forecast location is determined by the Postal Code and address set in the profile of a AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display.

Provides data specific to the location of a AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display. The data is based on the address or Postal Code set in the profile of a AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display. The visibility, cloud cover, sunrise, sunset, and moon phase data is provided by our partner Forecast.io. The elevation, latitude, and longitude data is provided by Google Maps.

A commercial weather service that provides real-time weather information. Weather Underground provides weather reports for most major cities across the world on its website, as well as local weather reports for newspapers and websites.

An indicator of the current weather condition at the address or zip code set in the profile of a Connection Device. Data is provided by our partner Forecast.io.

Is the measurement of air, liquid, or soil in Fahrenheit or Celsius.

The total amount of rain that has fallen during the current day.

A sudden, brief increase in the speed of the wind followed by a lull. Gusts are reported when the peak speed reaches at least 18 mph (30 km/h) and the variation in wind speed between peaks and lulls is at least about 10 mph (17 km/h).

An alert notification generated from the AcuRite app. A Push Notification is displayed on a smartphone when an alert is activated.

Sets how the readings of AcuRite sensors are displayed in your account. Readings can be set to Imperial or Metric. Temperature readings can be set include the tenth of a degree.

The unique 12-character Device ID of a AcuRite Device or PC Connect Display.

Sets how pressure readings are displayed in your My AcuRite account. An AcuRite Access and PC Connect Display both have an internal barometer.

The sensors that are not linked to a Connection Device. If the device is a AcuRite Accesss, the sensors listed are in wireless range of the device, but the readings are not being sent to your account. If using a PC Connect Display, My AcuRite sharing is enabled in the PC Connect software, but the readings collected by the 5-in-1 Environmental Monitoring Station are not being sent your account. To view the readings from your account, the sensor must be linked to a Connection Device.

The AcuRite sensors that are linked to a AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display. The sensor readings are being sent to your My AcuRite account.

Identifies the AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display of a My AcuRite account you are following. The AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display and its linked sensors appear as a tab on your Dashboard.

Identifies the My AcuRite account following your AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display. Your AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display and its linked sensors appear as a tab on the Dashboard in the account following you.

Allows the outdoor readings of an AcuRite sensor to be sent to Weather Underground. Sharing the readings of an outdoor sensor linked to a AcuRite Access is set up in My AcuRite. Sharing the readings of a 5-in-1 Environmental Monitoring Station that is linked to a PC Connect Display is set up in the PC Connect software.

Collects outdoor temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, and rainfall readings.

Collects outdoor temperature, humidity, and wind speed readings.

The highest recorded temperature reading in the interval of time being viewed.

The lowest recorded temperature reading in the interval of time being viewed.

The highest Dew Point measurement in the interval of time being viewed.

The lowest Dew Point measurement in the interval of time being viewed.

The highest Feels Like temperature measurement in the interval of time being viewed.

The lowest Feels Like temperature measurement in the interval of time being viewed.

The highest Heat Index measurement in the interval of time being viewed.

The lowest Wind Chill measurement in the interval of time being viewed.

The highest Humidity reading in the interval of time being viewed.

The lowest Humidity reading in the interval of time being viewed.

The highest total Rain measurement in the interval of time being viewed.

The average of all Wind Speed measurements within the time period specified.

The highest Wind Speed measurement in the interval of time being viewed.

The highest Pressure measurement in the interval of time being viewed.

The lowest Pressure measurement in the interval of time being viewed.

The total Rainfall amount in the interval of time being viewed.

Our partner that provides current conditions and weather forecast information. Dark Sky generates its forecasts from wide range of weather data sources, which are aggregated together statistically to provide the most accurate forecast possible for a given location.

The remaining battery life of a sensor is less than 25%. It's a good idea to replace the batteries soon.

Alert is generated when communication has not been received from a AcuRite Access or PC Connect Display within the time period set in the System Alert. By default, the time period is set to 15 minutes and can be set to 30 minutes, 60 minutes, or 24 hours. This type of alert may be due to the device has lost power or it does not have a network (Internet) connection.

A reading from a sensor has not been received for more then 1 (one) hour.

A sensor has a sensing element error. This type of alert may be due to the wired sensor is unplugged from the device or it's damaged.

My AcuRite is a cloud-based software solution that collects weather and environment data from select AcuRite monitoring sensors. From My AcuRite, you can monitor your conditions and receive alerts when a temperature, humidity, wind, or moisture condition may need your attention. You can view and monitor your conditions online at anytime from the My AcuRite app or from www.myacurite.com on your laptop or desktop computer.

The lowest Wind Speed measurement in the interval of time being viewed.

Visibility refers to the distance at which a given standard object can be seen and identified with the unaided eye. Provided by Forecast.io.

Refers to the cloud cover forecast for your area. Provided by Forecast.io.

Elevation refers to the height above sea level. Provided by Google Maps and is based on the address set in the profile of a AcuRite Access. You can customize the elevation to ensure My AcuRite uses the most accurate elevation for where your AcuRite Acces is located.

The location north or south in reference to the equator, which is designated at zero (0) degrees.

The location east or west in reference to the Prime Meridian, which is designated as zero (0) degrees longitude.

The time in the morning when the sun appears or full daylight arrives.

The time in the evening when the sun disappears or daylight fades.

The phase of the moon on the current day. The moon changes in appearance and location in the sky everyday, which is why we refer to the moon by its phases: new moon, new crescent moon, 1st quarter moon, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, 3rd quarter, and old crescent.

Refers to barometric pressure that has been adjusted for altitude using the address or Postal Code location set in the profile of the AcuRite Access.

Shows the exact measurement taken by the AcuRite Access internal barometer- does not include adjustment for altitude.

My AcuRite offers two color theme options - Dark or Light. The Light theme displays a light gray background with dark gray text, and the Dark theme displays a dark black background with white text.

My AcuRite sensor readings, chart data, and alert notifications are displayed in the Time Zone set in the profile of a AcuRite Access / PC Connect Display.

Displays an Offline status when a reading from the sensor has not been received for more than one (1) hour.

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