Weather is the way that heat from the sun distributes itself through the troposphere, the lowest level of the earth's atmosphere. Stated that crudely, the process sounds about as interesting as the proverbial drying of paint, yet it results in floods, blizzards, tornadoes, hurricanes and really bad sunburns. It also gives complete strangers something to talk about while waiting for the subway: "Hot enough for you?" "Think it's going to rain?" "Seriously, the hail was as big as golf balls. Golf balls!"
The La Crosse Technology WS-9740U-IT-NL Wireless Weather Station, with its LCD display depicting a young woman wearing decreasing amounts of clothing as the temperature rises, may inspire conversation about more than just the weather. Certainly about half the conversation in the online user reviews concerns this gradual meteorological striptease, though for the record the weather icon never wears less than a bikini. And the rest of the display contains more conventional numeric data: indoor and outdoor temperature (in Fahrenheit or Celsius), relative humidity, and the time of day based on Internet-based atomic clock readings . If you need a replacement for a thermometer and/or clock, the WS-9740U-IT-NL will do the job.
What it won't do is give you a weather forecast. If it's going to rain, the WS-9740U-IT-NL isn't going to tell you. Even if it's currently raining, the only way you'll get that information from the WS-9740U-IT-NL is by placing it outside and checking to see if it's wet. If you need that kind of information, look at the Ambient Weather WS-110, which tracks the barometric pressure. Or for something a bit more attractive (but minus the striptease), try La Crosse Technology's 308-146 Wireless Color Forecast Station.
They are wonderful. It is so much fun to see the clothing change with the temperature. Makes you know what to wear. Great product!
It is so cool, conversation piece, and guys love to watch the weather girl get undressed! Very unique!
Very disappointed! She wears the same outfit - hot or cold - and doesn't indicate in any way when it's about to rain or raining hard.
This is the second one of these I have purchased. Last year I bought one for myself and have had no problem at all so this year I bought one for a gift exchange...
I love this unit - it sits on our breakfast table and we're able to determine what the outside temp is at a glance as well as the current time.