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Weather station for pick-up truck?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by DugHD, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. DugHD

    DugHD Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    Anyone know of a good onboard weather station for inside a pick up? Would like a small screen with , time, date, outside temp, alarm clock , weather forecast , etc. Maybe there isnt such a thing? Thanks ,doug
  2. lawnboy2121

    lawnboy2121 Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    weather app on phone works great
  3. DugHD

    DugHD Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    I do have the weather channel on my phone , but the actual outside temperature is always off from what it really is.
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Depending on the geographic location and how close together your accounts are, there could be temperature differences between each account, so a phone app weather service (or several of them to get multiple readings) may not be too far off of the general temps in the area. Unless you are looking for a true actual temp at each account then the phone seems like the winner.
  5. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    Yea a phone with a weather app(I use weather bug) and leave the nav setting on so it cant track your location should do the trick
  6. Eronningen

    Eronningen Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    Weatherbug ap with radar and the whole works
  7. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Grab a temp gun and just point it out the window. You can always point it at the ground to get real ground temps for better salting.

    I have a temp gauge in my truck but it is also not that accurate. This just seems to work best if I remember to use it.
  8. hammerstein

    hammerstein Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    I agree with the infrared thermometer, I have one in each truck that salts.

  9. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    Im the one of the Head guys so In my truck i have a Ipad connected to the internet through my phone.
    I keep radar up, also Check/ send reports to plowsite for updates on the weather in my area. I too use a Inferred gun for ground temps. Out of my 5+ weather apps the temp is pretty accurate. You just gotta remember as long as your reading is in the ballpark you will be fine.

    Here are some pics of what the apps look like on the Apple Ipad. BEST work-ish gift i have ever received.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011
  10. luciani634

    luciani634 Member
    Messages: 60

    What apps are you useding. I have accuweather and weather channel
  11. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    Accu weather, Weather Bug, Weather channel, Couple Local news station apps (channel 7 First Alert), and eradar hd- US.

    Just figured out how to make folders for different apps! Now my screen isnt so cluttered! Finally have 1 Folder for all of my Work/weather apps

    Shown in pic above eradar HD US. & Weather bug
  12. Pennings Garden

    Pennings Garden Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 242

    Try "Radarscope" for your iphone or ipad
  13. AMS77

    AMS77 Senior Member
    from 43964
    Messages: 131

    Are you using your i phone to get internet to your i pad? And if so how are you doing it.
  14. WingPlow

    WingPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    i just use the....window
  15. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    I actually have a HTC EVO though sprint. Its an extra 10 bucks a month for the hot spot feature i believe...

    If you have an Iphone depending on what model it might have to be jail broken before you can tether (send the wifi signal) to your Ipad.

    Youtube has MANY videos that can walk you though the steps!
    like this one. Which claims you dont have to jailbreak it.
  16. DugHD

    DugHD Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    Thanks for all the info. I do have a temperature gun I will bring that with me from now on. I am only plowing one account . I have the weather channel on my phone. I have a Casio Commando phone. The weather channel has great maps , but there current temps are completely wrong 90% of the time. I want the exact temp that it is, every time I look at the screen.
    I just want to be ontop of the icing as soon as possible.
    There is wifi here so the lap top is always on too. Thanks again for all your help. doug
  17. AMS77

    AMS77 Senior Member
    from 43964
    Messages: 131

    Ok thanks plow man. Ill check out that link.
  18. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    I use an iPad and iPhone. The iPad can change your business if utilized properly.
  19. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,027

    Best app ever. If you know how to use it!
  20. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    Right! i use ZOHO for estimates which turn into invoices! And much more! payup