We had a lot of wind blow through last night… yet the weather station reports everything as calm calm calm.
#*&(@(& wind speed sensor is iced up again. Such is life. It did go from above 0 to -20 or so overnight as well.
Updated: 2010 Jan 11:
Turns out I broke one of the three arms of the wind speed sensor when attempting to deice and dislodge it.
The replacement part is about $150 so instead we will try some epoxy and shrinkwrap tubing.
Maybe putting the wind sensor wayyyy up the clothesline pole was not such a smart thing to do after all..
Now I have to dig a trench through the snow and put up the step ladder to access it and then attempt the repair whilst balancing 2metres in the air.
Maybe it’s time to start thinking about a Stephenson screen for the temperature sensor and add on the wind and rain sensors to it as well. From the article linked above:
The traditional Stevenson Screen is a box shape, constructed of wood, in a double-louvered design. However, it is possible to construct a screen using other materials and shapes, such as a triangle. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) agreed standard for the height of the thermometers is between 1.25 m (4 ft 1 in) and 2 m (6 ft 7 in) above the ground.
Hmm.. good to know! Time to move it down from the post… it is about 4m off the ground at the moment.