Welcome to the Cumulus Support forum.

Latest Cumulus MX release 3.6.5 (build 3081) - 28 May 2020 (please see important announcement regarding releases since 3.5.0)
Legacy Cumulus 1 release v1.9.4 (build 1099) - 28 November 2014 (a patch is available for 1.9.4 build 1099 that extends the date range of the NOAA report and Snow Index drop-down menus to 2030)

See the Wiki to download the software or click on the Downloads link in the Forum Banner.

Wind Direction

Talk about anything that doesn't fit elsewhere - PLEASE don't put Cumulus queries in here!
Post Reply
wi3x
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun 09 Jul 2017 12:32 pm
Weather Station: Vantage Pro2
Operating System: Windows 10
Contact:

Wind Direction

Post by wi3x »

Dumb question here but I swear that years past the wind indicator at most if not all weather sites pointed INTO the wind so one could tell which direction the wind was coming from. Now I've noticed for quite a few years that the pointer is in the direction OF the wind. To me, this just seems counterintuitive. Just a pet peeve of mine that there is nothing I can do about.

User avatar
mcrossley
Posts: 6480
Joined: Thu 07 Jan 2010 9:44 pm
Weather Station: Davis VP2
Operating System: Buster Lite rPi
Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK
Contact:

Re: Wind Direction

Post by mcrossley »

I think most still use a "from" indicator - any examples using a "to" indicator?
I notice the VP2 console code manages to use both! A triangular indicator in the correct "from" position on the compass but pointing in the "to" direction!

wi3x
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun 09 Jul 2017 12:32 pm
Weather Station: Vantage Pro2
Operating System: Windows 10
Contact:

Re: Wind Direction

Post by wi3x »

mcrossley wrote:I think most still use a "from" indicator - any examples using a "to" indicator?
I notice the VP2 console code manages to use both! A triangular indicator in the correct "from" position on the compass but pointing in the "to" direction!
I agree here and think this is correct. As in a tetrahedron at an airport. I was referring more to sites like Weatherunderground and such. This is what I mean.

Image

The text is correct but the pointer seems backward.

User avatar
mcrossley
Posts: 6480
Joined: Thu 07 Jan 2010 9:44 pm
Weather Station: Davis VP2
Operating System: Buster Lite rPi
Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK
Contact:

Re: Wind Direction

Post by mcrossley »

Yeah, that is what they have done with the "web" version of the VP2 console - unlike the physical console which has the arrow pointing outwards in the direction of the wind origin.

Post Reply