It's important to keep up-to-date on weather conditions when severe storms are in your area. With the AcuRite colour weather station with rain gauge and lightning detector you can stay aware of dangerous lightning strikes and heavy rainfall that could result in flooding so you can take precautions to protect your home and the people you care about. The sensor tracks lightning strikes within 25 miles (40 kilometres) and provides lightning alerts with a warning light and audible alarm. It wirelessly transmits data every 24 seconds during normal conditions and every 8 seconds once lightning is detected (for 30 minutes). the rain gauge wirelessly measures rain precipitation (inches or millimetres) and features an automatic self-emptying rain collection cup for low-maintenance. The illuminated colour display has a convenient tabletop stand and wall-mountable design. It records current, weekly, monthly and yearly lightning strike counts (miles or kilometres), as well as historical rainfall records (inches or millimetres) for the previous 48 hours, 7-days, month, and year. It also displays data for outdoor temperature (degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius), humidity (percent rh), barometric pressure, heat index, dew point, daily and all-time high and low records. Display features integrated digital clock and date. Customise weather alarms to notify you when temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, and rainfall readings fall outside of your specified ranges to stay aware of when local weather conditions change. The weather station also provides a 12 to 24-hour weather forecast. AcuRite patented Self-Calibrating forecasting pulls data from a sensor in your back yard to give you dependable forecasts for your exact location.