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12-12-2007, 11:09 PM
I'm looking at the 24 hour wind speed graph. Does the wind drop to zero from high speeds (over 100mph) very often? At first I thought maybe the equipment was giving bad readings (broken?) but I guess this could happen. I thought winds "die down" instead of just stopping all of a sudden.


12-13-2007, 06:03 AM
My guess is ice caused it or equipment failure.

Bill O
12-13-2007, 06:37 AM
Looks like the eye of a hurricane.

Actually its bad data. It happens.

Mike D
12-13-2007, 10:04 AM
The word I got was "ice clog". Okay, that's 2 words.

The pitot-static anemometer is heated to prevent infiltration, but sometimes needs maintenance.

See http://www.mountwashington.org/about/faq.php, #41 - bottom of page

12-13-2007, 12:13 PM
"The word I got was "ice clog".

Pitot no flow, it rimes. (pun intended)