Damn, it was Windy Today!

7 04 2009

We had a front pass through. Today was a record high and tonight is supposed to be a record low. In the meantime, the wind blew hard.

A while back AJ built an anemometer from scratch out of PVC cups, a rollerblade bearing, a hard drive bearing and a bicycle speedometer. The wind was from the west, so the anemometer was somewhat blocked by a tree. Still, it clocked steady winds of 15 to 25mph all afternoon with gusts at least up to 40.4mph. It finally rained for a few minutes and cooled down outside. The wind is gone, but the garden is leaning towards the East.

Here’s a video AJ made when he first built the anemometer:

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg8iKsdGN9g]

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