A thermometer measures the temperature.
A thermometer measures the temperature.
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Make a Weather Station

The instruments you'll need to build your own weather station

Would you like to forecast or track the weather from your own house—without the Internet, television, or radio? It's easy. Not only can you put together your own weather station, you can build the equipment yourself!

Meteorologists, people who study weather, predict weather based on past weather. They track changes in temperature, pressure, humidity, wind, and precipitation. To track the weather like a meteorologist you'll need:

Once you set up your weather station, you'll soon begin to notice how different patterns predict certain kinds of weather—just like a meteorologist. Good luck!