I don't much care for going outside to find out how cold or hot it is. It's no good me calling the time-and-temperature phone number, either, as I live 30 miles from town and at a higher altitude. With that in mind I picked up a wireless remote thermometer at Big Lots for $10 or so. I then needed a good place to mount the remote sensor. Thermometers exposed to the sky will read much too high in the sun and too low when exposed to a clear night sky. Being too close to a building can affect the temperature reading as well. So I decided to build myself a small, simple version of what's known as a Stevenson screen
or cotton region shelter. This is what I came up with. So far it seems to be working well.