This guide provides installation and mounting solutions for weather stations for home, business and industry.

Mounting Rules of Thumb


Wind: the wind gauge should be mounted four times the distance of the differential height of the tallest obstruction.
Example: House = 20 ft tall, pole = 5' tall.

Distance = 4 (20 - 5) ft = 60' away from house.

Temperature: Mount at least 5' away from any radiation source (building, ground).

Mounting Options


Included in the table below is:
  • Mounting solutions for various locations (ground, roof, eave, dock, fence, chimney, marine, automobile and more)
  • Temperature radiation shields for temperature sensors
  • Rain gauge shelves
  • Compasses for wind direction calibration

For more information on the basics of weather station mounting, please reference: Ambient Weather's Weather Station Guide

Weather Station Mounting Location
Weather Station Mounting Solution
Comments
Flat Roof
Dock
EZ-NPP
The EZ-NPP is a non-penetrating mount, ideal for flat roofs. Includes a strong platform with cinder blocks for ballast.
Ground (level cement pad)
EZ-NPP
The EZ-NPP is a non-penetrating mount, ideal for flat cement pad. Includes a strong platform with cinder blocks for ballast.
Add Guy Wires (EZ-GWA) when adding additional mast extensions (EZ-125).
Ground (dirt or grass)
EZ-48
The EZ-48 is ideal for non-flat surfaces, such as earth or grass. Consider 2' ground stakes (EZ-245) for stability.
Add Guy Wires (EZ-GWA) when adding additional mast extensions (EZ-125).
Pitched Roof
EZ-48
WeatherMount
WeatherMount2
The EZ-48 can be mounted to straddle the apex of the roof. Consider optional tar pad kit and lag screws (EZ-46) to fix to the roof. You must drill holes and seal (waterproof).
The WeatherMount can be angled to mount to any pitched surface. Consider optional tar pad kit (EZ-DSS-PADS) to fix to the roof and take up horizantal stress.
The WeatherMount2 is the same as the WeatherMount, with an extra mast extension.
Add Guy Wires (EZ-GWA) when adding additional mast extensions (EZ-125).
Eave
WeatherMount
WeatherMount2
The WeatherMount is the most universal weather station mount anywhere. It can be mounted to an eave and the 11" horizantal offset provides clearance for gutters and overhang.
The WeatherMount2 is the same as the WeatherMount, with an extra mast extension.
Add Guy Wires (EZ-GWA) when adding additional mast extensions (EZ-125).
Chimney
EZ-29
The EZ-29-24 chimney mounting pole kit provides a stable weather station mounting solution for chimneys. Provides straps for mounting around the chimney and avoid drilling holes in the chimney.
Note that using your chimney can melt the weather station plastic components, and result in innacurate readings from the radiant heat.
Add Guy Wires (EZ-GWA) when adding additional mast extensions (EZ-125).
Fence Post
Side of Building, Wall
EZ-30
EZ2-35W2MC
WeatherMount
WeatherMount2
The stable mounting kit provides an ideal solution for mounting to a fence post or the side of a building. Includes a 12" horizantal offset.
Add Guy Wires (EZ-GWA) when adding additional mast extensions (EZ-125).
The EZ-35 is a simple pole mounting kit that attaches to a vertical surface with lag screws and a bracket.
Add Guy Wires (EZ-GWA) when adding additional mast extensions (EZ-125).
The WeatherMount is the most universal weather station mount anywhere. It can be mounted to an eave and the 11" horizantal offset provides clearance for gutters and overhang.
The WeatherMount2 is the same as the WeatherMount, with an extra mast extension.
Marine Environment
WeatherMount Stainless Steel
The stainless steel WeatherMount is designed for very harsh environments. The mount is guaranteed not to corrode.
The stable mounting kit provides an ideal solution for mounting to a fence post or the side of a building. Includes a 12" horizantal offset.
Chain Link Fence Post
TransformaFence
The TransformFence mounts to the top of a chain link fence and replaces the existing end cap.
Marine Mount
MarineMount
The Marine Mount is ideal for mounting your Davis Vantage Vue or WeatherHawk to your boat (or any marine application). Includes a Stainless Steel Flange Mount (1" diameter) with three mounting screw holes, and 24" stainless steel mast.
Mobile Mount (vehicles)
MobileMount
The MobileMount vehicle weather station mounting sytem is a fast, portable mounting solution ideal for storm chasers, hazmat and first responders (VantageVue and WeatherHawk only).
Antenna, railing, flag pole (mast to mast)
EZ-HD-PTP
The EZ-HD-PTP is to be used with Ambient's EZ2-35W2MC. Mount a EZ2-35W2MC to an existing sturdy mast (such as a radio/tv antenna, flag pole, etc.) with a stand off. Stand off varies depending on diameter of existing mast
Rain Gauge Mounts
RG100
The universal rain gauge mounting shelf and hardware mounts to a fence post or mounting pole. Use a level (RGLEVEL) to insure accuracy.
Temperature and Humidity Radiation Shield
SRS100
The SRS100 temperature and humidity radiation shield is a low cost solution for protecting temperature and relative humidity sensors. It consists of seven molded plastic plates and an UV inhibited ABS plastic mounting arm.
Anemometer Wind Direction Calibration
808
A compass is recommended for calibrating the anemometer (wind direction).