Iâ€™ve been trying to get my hands on a WeatherFlow Tempest for years. When I first spotted the device on Indiegogo in late 2016 (thatâ€™s not a typo), it sounded like nothing else available at the time. Now that itâ€™s finally here, thereâ€™s still nothing better. Other weather stations are complex, challenging to install, and involve large sensor suites. The Tempest houses everything in one impossibly small and easy-to-set-up enclosure.
The Tempest took much longer than expected to reach the market. WeatherFlow promised backers a station by 2017, but manufacturing issues and delays repeatedly pushed its launch back. Most of the original backers didnâ€™t get their stations until 2018 or later. And while the company was taking preordersâ€”most of those preorders didnâ€™t make it into customersâ€™ hands until this year.Â