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Offline DoctorKnow

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East coast Low Pressure Wind Recordings
« on: April 06, 2017, 08:50:53 PM »
Today my acurite 5 in 1 mounted at 33 ft recorded a gust of 40 MPH. I am not sure if that is even high enough, since I saw a 70 ft tree split off near the half way mark and fall as this wind occurred. Also power failed just down from me. This storm has been fierce.


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Re: East coast Low Pressure Wind Recordings
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 09:48:29 PM »
My WS-2080 is mounted at about 10' AGL and recorded a peak of 18.3mph. I know we had higher winds in the open. My station is in the back yard and has the protection of trees in the neighboring yards.

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Re: East coast Low Pressure Wind Recordings
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2017, 09:54:17 PM »
Oddly enough, my WS-1400-IP recorded a peak of 17.5mph several times that don't correspond with the WS-2080 at all. The two units are mounted within 3 feet of each other at the same elevation.

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You can see how closely the two units are mounted in this video. The Davis Anemometer is mounted in the middle but is not currently reporting so I don't have data from that unit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E3gOQfTN4o
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Re: East coast Low Pressure Wind Recordings
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2017, 06:42:41 AM »
I once owned a 2080 and I can assure you they DO miss peak wind gusts, are extremely unreliable and overall not a good station to rely upon for maximum wind gusts. In fact any station that has a sample reading longer that a couple of seconds apart is doing its owner a dis-service. Best way to capture maximum gust readings is with an analog (dial) meter or something like a Heathkit 4001, 5001 or the Capricorn II from Hinds. The Heathkits are instant digital and the Capricorn II has a sample rate of twice per SECOND. I know this is a bit pricy https://sc.it-techworks.com/productcart/pc/Nassau-M42-Wind-Speed-Indicator-w-Peak-Gust-60p236.htm but I'm sure well worth it. Just a suggestion.  :grin:
« Last Edit: April 07, 2017, 06:44:53 AM by blizzardof78 »

 

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