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    Wind Run

    Post by 92merc » Tue 07 Mar 2017 11:32 pm

    New to CumulusMX. Came over from VWS. One of the numbers I liked looking at was Wind Run in VWS. I can see on the Records page where I can see High Wind run for the month. Is there anywhere I can pull up the wind run numbers for a particular day? Same for a month?

    I'm still working on my first full month of data. So there isn't a lot there yet. But things can get awful windy here. Today in particular. I just had 61 mph gust. 514 miles showing for today so far. I still have 6 hours to go. 430 miles yesterday.

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    Re: Wind Run

    Post by jlmr731 » Wed 08 Mar 2017 12:18 am

    All i see is wind run for the day or highest day for month/year.
    You can go here for web tags but not sure thats will help
    http://wiki.sandaysoft.com/a/Webtags

    You can look at the dayfile that records total wind run for the day, and is updated at midnight so it will show totals for every day. To get a total for a month you will have to do a little calculation to get that.
    If you can add cumulus data to a database then it would be easier to manipulate all the data for your needs.

    Hopefully someone may have a better answer for you but thats all i see.

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    Re: Wind Run

    Post by 92merc » Wed 08 Mar 2017 2:14 am

    I am putting my data to my GoDaddy MySQL database. But I'm not a programmer to be able to do anything with the data.

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    Re: Wind Run

    Post by PaulMy » Wed 08 Mar 2017 4:42 am

    The daily windrun total is included in the dayfile.txt. I upload dayfile.txt to my webserver each day after midnight. I then also use ImportCumulusFile.php to upload the dayfile into my GoDaddy MySQL. There are several scripts that can display the dayfile.txt data i.e. http://www.komokaweather.com/weather/be ... maryCU.php and the MySQL http://www.komokaweather.com/mysql/dayf ... le-sql.php and script here http://sandaysoft.com/forum/viewtopic.p ... er#p122723

    Enjoy,

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    Re: Wind Run

    Post by 92merc » Wed 08 Mar 2017 1:46 pm

    Thanks. I'll look into that.

    BTW, I finished up yesterday with 730.4 miles of wind run. Highest gust was 61 mph, highest wind speed 44 mph. So it was a bit breezy.

    I don't have access to my old VWS records. But If this wasn't the highest wind run for a day, it was top 3 for sure.

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    Re: Wind Run

    Post by PaulMy » Wed 08 Mar 2017 10:56 pm

    Had very high wind gust this morning and afternoon, lost power, UPS ran out. I just got back home and had to restart most of my programs, etc. - new all time record gust of 85.7 kmh (not as high as many other places get but for me here and especially where the station is located that breaks the previous record of 79.1 kmh of November 2015 - since July 2008) but my wind run so far today is only 178.4 km.

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    Re: Wind Run

    Post by VTHokie74 » Fri 10 Mar 2017 10:31 pm

    My record wind run was 83.2 miles on a day in February 2016. Wind run is a pretty neat statistic that answers the question of how windy it was today.
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    Re: Wind Run

    Post by DaveD » Fri 07 Feb 2020 8:33 pm

    I know this thread is a bit old, but it appears to be the best place to ask this question.

    From what I can tell here, Wind Run appears to be the total distance over 24 hours. But is that exactly right? Does it reset at midnight or is it a moving total over the last 24 hours? The Cumulus Wiki has an entry for it, but does not state the time.

    Not that my question is directly related to this, but I am having trouble with my Davis VP 2 Anemometer Vane on this very windy day--it took down a large tree on my lot this morning when some of the worst wind was occurring, and while diagnosing the Davis wind direction problem I started really noticing the Wind Run numbers on the Wind Rose gauge for the first time. I know that it is distance over time, but I'm not sure of the time.

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    Re: Wind Run

    Post by Mapantz » Fri 07 Feb 2020 9:06 pm

    As it's a measurement of how much wind has passed a given point in a period of time, it can be any duration you want it to be. For most, it will always be 24 hours, whether your station has a rollover time from midnight to midnight or 9am to 9am. :)
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    Re: Wind Run

    Post by beteljuice » Fri 07 Feb 2020 10:26 pm

    Windrun is from station rollover to station rollover ie. for 'today' is a measurement from station rollover upto this time.
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    Re: Wind Run

    Post by DaveD » Tue 11 Feb 2020 1:33 pm

    Thank you. What I was really looking for is just what the "period of time" is on the Cumulus MX reports. I presume it is 24 hours, and my rollover is at midnight. Since the Cumulus MX gauges appear to be non-configurable, I am taking them as presented. But Mapantz, you state that it can be any duration that I want it to be. Is that the case with the Cumulus MX displays? If these displays can generally be easily modified, please point me to the information on how to do that.
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