Author Topic: More accurate timings for max wind gust in WU.  (Read 167 times)

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Offline clayj9

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More accurate timings for max wind gust in WU.
« on: December 07, 2018, 06:03:19 PM »
Hi there, new to the WU interface so may be a easy question to answer.

When reading the daily maximums, it reads a wind gust of 53kph, but when looking on the graph the highest reading is 33/34kph. The data must be there somewhere for it to show 53kph but i can't seem to find a time stamp to go along with it. 

Is there an easy way of finding out the information? As several plots throughout the day around 33/34 doesn't pinpoint the exact time.
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Offline CW2274

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Re: More accurate timings for max wind gust in WU.
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2018, 06:10:38 PM »
Back when I use to pay attention to WU, they consistently missed extremes, not just the wind. Apparently nothing has changed.

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Re: More accurate timings for max wind gust in WU.
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2018, 06:16:11 PM »
Reading around there seems to be a general dislike for WU. Is there a more accurate/user friendly alternative?

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Re: More accurate timings for max wind gust in WU.
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2018, 06:21:27 PM »
There are other alternatives, but I prefer MesoWest, which can be accessed by joining here. It will open other doors as well.
http://www.wxqa.com/

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Re: More accurate timings for max wind gust in WU.
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2018, 09:44:48 PM »
WU records every 5 minutes.  Your gust peak happened in between the 5 minute intervals.

 

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