Ambient Weather WS-5000 Ultrasonic Professional Smart Weather Station

The Ambient Weather WS-5000 Smart Weather Station represents our most sophisticated offering yet. The WS-5000 embodies everything we've learned so far. It is designed with no moving parts for a longer service life. We incorporated the latest technology innovations such as a revolutionary sonic anemometer to capture wind readings faster and a larger rain cup to ensure rainfall accuracy. Passive radiation shielding around the thermo-hygrometer sensor assures more accurate temperature and humidity readings. The color LCD console offers an easy to read display that can accommodate up to eight additional sensors to expand the range of measurements and locations. A full collection of optional compatible sensors is coming soon.
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The Ambient Weather Ultrasonic Professional Smart Weather Station is the most sophisticated home and light industrial weather station we have ever created. Our smart wind meter has no moving parts to wear out, and includes a revolutionary sonic anemometer that responds quicker to wind, and transmits faster than traditional wind cup designs.

The integrated thermo-hygrometer sensor includes a passive radiation shield design that results in accurate temperature and humidity with little to no wind. This outperforms traditional designs which are subject to radiant heat transfer if mounted to a building or structure.

The extra large rain cup insures better accuracy. Since the sensor is wireless, it can be placed close to the ground, and the removable lid makes it easy for service and maintain.

Also included is an indoor thermo-hygrometer-barometer that can be placed anywhere in or around your home or business.

The station also measures UV and solar radiation.

Supports combinations of up to eight optional additional Thermo-Hygrometer Sensors (Item WH31, sold separately) or Probed Thermometers (Item WH31P, sold separately). Place the optional sensors in and around your house for extensive home or business monitoring.

An optional PM2.5 air quality sensor is available for health and wellness.

Sensors under development and available in 2020 are lightning, indoor PM2.5 and VOC air quality, soil temperature and moisture, and more.

The tablet connects to WiFi and the Internet. The WiFi settings are entered directly into the display tablet using the interactive buttons.

The menu based multi-screen display tablet includes NIST internet time server synchronization, imperial and metric units of measure, high and low alarm conditions with audible alert, calibration of all major parameters, real-time internet weather publishing, and encrypted WiFi transmission.

The WS-5000 also displays minimum and maximum conditions with time and date stamp, historical archived data, which can be exported to SD Card (optional) for advanced data analysis in Excel, The SD Card is also used for firmware updates.

The full color TFT LCD full color display is easy to read, day or night, and includes a light and dark colored background.

The attractively thin desktop display is also wall mountable and includes an AC adapter, and features automatically controlled brightness settings based on time of day. Includes an AC adapter, which must be plugged in all of the time to view and log data.

The all-in-one sensor array features a pagoda thermo-hygrometer radiation shield with passive aspiration for the upmost accuracy, a bubble level for plumb installation, and a solar panel. 2 x AA batteries not included.

The sensor array bracket easily mounts to any pole (not included) between 1" and 2" diameter.

Weather Features

  • Dew Point

  • Forecast (Pressure Based)

  • Heat Index

  • Humidity

  • Lightning Detection

  • Moonrise & Moonset

  • Rainfall

  • Relative Pressure

  • Soil Moisture

  • Solar Radiation

  • Sunrise & Sunset

  • Temperature

  • Ultrasonic Wind

  • UV

  • Wind Direction

  • Wind Sensor Heater

  • Wind Speed

  • Wind Chill

Weather Services

  • Ambient

  • Weather Underground

  • PWS Weather

  • Amazon Alexa

  • Google Assistant


  • API

See all of the services that this can work with.

Additional Features

Weather Station Features

  • Wireless integrated ultrasonic sensor array measures wind speed, wind direction, temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, UV and solar radiation
  • Wireless rain gauge
  • Indoor wireless sensor measures indoor temperature, humidity and barometer (WH32B)
  • Solar powered with battery backup
  • Intuitive TFT Color Display with color changing features
  • Supports both imperial and metric units of measure
  • 915 MHz RF wireless transmission with 1,000' line of sight range (300' under most conditions, with the exception of metal barriers)
  • 4.9 second real-time updates on the display tablet
  • 60 second updates on 4.9 second updates on
  • Encrypted WiFi internet two-way communication
  • Calibration for all measured parameters
  • NIST time synchronization from Internet
  • Quartz Time (hour/minute) and Auto DST
  • Light/Dark and programmable High/Low/Off backlight control
  • Weather forecast: Sunny, Partly sunny, Cloudy, Rainy, Stormy and Snowy
  • High/Low for all parameters
  • Independent alerts for all parameters (console does not do alerts on optional WH31B temperature/humidity sensors; you can get alerts for WH31B sensors when using
  • Low battery indicators Features

  • Mobile friendly and responsive web design looks great on any phone, tablet, laptop or desktop
  • App not required. Simply view in your web browser and bookmark on your home screen. Saves memory and bandwidth
  • Customizable Dashboard Displays Dials, Gauges, Graphs and Text Reports
  • Send email or text alerts for high and low conditions for every parameter. Send multiple alerts for the same parameter
  • Monitors both indoor and outdoor conditions
  • Includes handy timeline for tracking alert history
  • Supports IFTTT, Amazon Alexa and Google Home
  • API for Programmers
  • Share feature for friends and family. Embedded share feature for website owners Features

  • The most popular personal weather station (PWS) hosting service in the world
  • Free 'cloud based' service
  • Real-time Streaming Updates
  • Weather Station Google Mapping
  • Historical data archiving (daily, monthly, yearly and custom)
  • WeatherCam integration with time lapse video and daily archiving (weathercams sold separately)
  • Graphs and tabular data
  • Comma Separated File (csv) export
  • XML Feeds

Weather Specifications


Temperature Range: 14 to 140 °F

Temperature Accuracy: ± 2 °F

Temperature Resolution: 0.1 °F

Humidity Range: 10 to 99%

Humidity Accuracy: ± 5%

Humidity Resolution: 1 %


Temperature Sensor Range: -40 to 149 °F

Temperature Accuracy: ± 2 °F

Temperature Resolution: 0.1 °F

Humidity Range: 10 to 99%

Humidity Accuracy: ± 5%

Humidity Resolution: 1 %

Barometric Pressure

Barometric Pressure Range: 8.85 to 32.50 inHg

Barometric Pressure Accuracy: ± 0.08 inHg (within range of 27.13 to 32.50 inHg)

Barometric Pressure Resolution: 0.01 inHg

Solar Radiation

Solar Radiation (Light) Range: 0 to 200,000 Lux

Solar Radiation Accuracy: ± 15%

Solar Radiation Resolution: 1 Lux


UV Range: 0 to 15

UV Accuracy: ± 1

UV Resolution: 1


Rain Range: 0 to 236 in.

Rain Accuracy: ± 5%

Rain Resolution: 0.004 in


Wind Direction Range: 0 - 360°

Wind Direction Accuracy: ± 5°

Wind Direction Resolution:

Wind Speed Range: 0 to 89 mph (operational)

Wind Speed Accuracy: < 22 mph, +/- 1 mph, ≥ 22 mph, +/-5%

Wind Speed Resolution: 0.1 mph

Wind Speed Calculation: Average wind speed in 4.9 second update period

Wind Gust Calculation: Peak wind speed in 4.9 second update period

Other Specifications


Base station: Input 5V DC; 6.5' 110-240V 50-60 Hz wall charger included, Power Consumption: 0.5 Watts

Indoor Remote sensor: 2 x AA batteries (not included)

Outdoor sensor array: 2 x AA batteries (Ultimate Lithium Energizer recommended, alkaline OK)

Rain Gauge: 1 x AA battery (Ultimate Lithium Energizer recommended, alkaline OK)


Display Tablet Frame Dimensions (LxWxH): 7.75" x 5.75" x 0.75"

Display Tablet LCD Dimensions (LxW): 6.25" x 3.5"

Sensor Array, appx. (HxLxW): 14" x 12" x 0.6"

Indoor thermometer-hygrometer-barometer (HxLxW): 4.75" x 1.5" x 0.6"


WiFi Specifications 802.11b/g/n

Line of sight WiFi RF transmission (in open air): 80 feet

WiFi Display Tablet RF Frequency: 2.4 GHz


Ambient Help Files

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