Keeping track of weather conditions is crucial to determining which actions wildland firefighting crews should to take.
Whether it's during an actual fire or assessing the environment for the probability if ignition. Besides visual observations of the surrounding area, wind speed, wind direction, temperature and humidity are important factors in determining fire weather conditions.
The Kestrel 3550FW Fire Weather Meter has you covered. As the newest product release of the popular Kestrel Fire Weather line of Instruments, the 3550FW will measure, wind speed, wind direction, temperature, humidity and pressure. Kestrel's are known for their durability and accuracy and have become a staple product in many belt weather kits, replacing the Sling Psychrometer.
So now you have a meter that will display data, what do you do with it? It's simple! Rather than write it down in a log, with just a click of a button, transfer the current data instantaneously via Bluetooth to your smartphone using the free Kestrel app. The environmental data stored in the app is timestamped with the GPS location from your smartphone. This data can be shared with your crew using the Kestrel app.
We are very excited to be carrying the Kestrel 3550 series meters as they are the first Basic series Kestrel Weather Meters with Bluetooth connectivity as well as wind direction. As an added bonus, the 3550FW comes with an spare battery.
ExtremeMeters.com's Kestrel's come with a full 5 year factory warranty. They are waterproof, dropproof, military tough, super accurate and are designed and built in the USA!