The SparkFun Photon Weather Shield is an easy-to-use add-on board that grants you access to barometric pressure, relative humidity, and temperature. There are also connections on this shield to optional sensors such as wind speed, direction, rain gauge and soil readings!
These Weather Shields utilize the Si7021 temperature/humidity and MPL3115A2 barometric pressure sensors. Each shield comes with two RJ11 connectors (for optional hookup of rain and wind sensors) and a 3-pin soil temperature and moisture hookup. Finally, each Weather Shield can attach effectively and easily to your Photon in no time at all!
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If you are finding that the barometric pressure readings you are getting are off, you may need to correct pressure for altitude. For instance, In Denver, if the pressure is measured by NOAA 29.92"Hg it’s already been corrected for altitude. The weather shield is going to read actual pressure, not pressure that has been corrected for altitude and you should expect to see a reading of about 24.73"Hg. Below is a link to a calculator that will give you a correction factor for whatever altitude your station is at. Link to calculator
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