Still, BloomSky's longevity will depend on getting enough people to install the $170 weather stations to supply enough crowdsourced data for good weather predictions. To do that, the company is marketing the devices to businesses as well as individuals. A bed and breakfast on the Northern California coast, for example, could use a BloomSky weather station to brag to potential visitors about the lovely climate, while also giving them a sneak peek of the view.
BloomSky is expanding its beta program in August (interested Bay Area residents and businesses can apply here), and plans to ship the outdoor module, as well as an indoor module and accessories, this December. Until then, just do what the San Franciscans do: Dress in layers, and always keep a scarf in your bag.
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