Wind Gauges

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Wind Gauges

Postby Abby_wx » Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:27 pm

I have a Davis Vantage Pro 2. A couple years ago, I noticed the wind was reading lower than I expected, so I changed the wind gauge. That didn't seem to make any difference. It still reads low.

I also have an Inspeed Vortex wind gauge. It always seemed very accurate during high winds, but I stopped using because it seemed like the cups were getting sluggish and wouldn't turn unless it was quite windy.

I was looking online for wind gauges and I don't see many options. There area lot of hand-held ones available, and then there are professional ones costing $1000+. There doesn't seem to be anything for the enthusiast wanting to spend under $200.

I might get another Vortex, but I'm not thrilled about replacing it every couple years.
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Re: Wind Gauges

Postby Glacier » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:19 am

I lick my finger and hold it up the air. The higher the wind speed the faster it cools.

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Re: Wind Gauges

Postby SardisBCwxman » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:46 pm

Glacier wrote:I like my finger and hold it up the air. The higher the wind speed the faster it cools.
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Re: Wind Gauges

Postby rhondle » Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:10 pm

A buddy of mine has been wanting to build an ultrasonic wind sensor for years now. In theory, it should be extremely sensitive and much more accurate than a mechanical wind sensor, and in 3-dimensions as well. I will ask him to see if he's made any progress. Commercial versions exist, but are pricey as expected...

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