Additional Information in Station Reports Follow
The detailed wind graph contains much more information than the current wind at a given station. Along the top of the pop-up window, you'll see a series of additional tabs. This article will cover the majority of those tabs, including:
Users of WeatherFlow's consumer apps have the ability to submit reports using our mobile apps since many of our members carry anemometers and can observe conditions in real-time. Each report is automatically given a timestamp and, from any given station, you can see all onsite reports within [x] miles of the sensor.
If you click More Details, any additional information the user wishes to include about conditions like waves, human activity, hazards, etc. will be displayed.
The tide forecast at the nearest spot provided by [data source] can be viewed as shown below. You can also choose other nearby sites from the highlighted pulldown list.
You can view historical records of wind at any given site, going back as far as we have data. Click the arrows located at the top of the archives tab to go backward or forward in time. You can also use the calendar button to select a specific date or click View Month to see an entire month's worth of archived wind graphs all at once. To view the full detailed graph of a specific date, simply click on the thumbnail image.
If you're looking for raw numerical data, you can click the download button located to the right of the weekly thumbnail views. This will pull all data from the selected week into a .csv file.
You can also view a general climatology of wind statistics for any site. The data shown includes the frequencies of winds at various thresholds broken down by month and showed in the form of a shaded wind rose plot, as well as with bar graphs. You can choose whether to view this information either for the entire history of the sensor or by individual year, average wind speed or top wind gust, and daylight hours only, or for all hours by clicking on the pulldown menus at the top of the tab.
Site Info (Metadata)
You can even see station metadata where we have it, including its latitude and longitude, its elevation, the height of the anemometer above the ground, the data provider, its install date, and city/state/zip code. A full listing of all available photographs of the equipment is also provided where we have images.
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