Using your moisture meter check the moisture in a few boards at the store and then go back a few days later and check to see if they change .
I hardly ever buy anything other then from the mill so most all lumber I buy is well over 20%
I have had a similar experience buying 2x4 2x8 and 2x10 at the big box store ,I have hand picked premium studs and with in week they are twisted , crooked and look like ,, well they look like crap and others are still ok. the warping might be caused by the way the lumber is cut , flat saw'n, 1/4 saw'n ,rift saw'n etc. old growth v/s young trees also how much shake /twist / fuzzy grain knots are`in the board ,
is it possible the lumber you bought absorbed moisture after you bought it ? that can happen any time conditions change ?
I have had lumber stacked and it never moved , I have had lumber stacked and it twisted warped and bent ,had boards that were straight until I cut them and then they twisted , the way it was cut seems to make a difference in internal stress , this is just my observation .
If you use a moisture meter at the store and then check it a few days later in your storage my guess is the results wont be the same , unless you check the moisture in the air in the store and match that to the moisture in your transport and storage there will be a change in the moisture in the lumber .
If the boards are very wide you might think about cutting them and glue them back together to eliminate some internal stress
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