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RE: [snowkiteidaho] Weather station Calibration

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  • Jason Brickner
    Agreed Jack, I ll bet it s barely kiteable. Back to bed for me. Thanks Eddy. -JBrick _____ From: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
    Message 1 of 14 , Aug 12 5:53 AM
      Agreed Jack,
      I'll bet it's barely kiteable.  Back to bed for me.  Thanks Eddy.

      From: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com [mailto:snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jack Harrison
      Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 6:36 AM
      To: 'Snowkiteidaho'; 'Boise Sailors'
      Subject: [snowkiteidaho] Weather station Calibration


      Regardless of calibration… the meter appears to be working great, consistency is the key! 

      This morning’s indicators (Wednesday at 6am on Tom’s site) are questionable, and the meter reads light wind. The weekly graphs are great at showing the reduction in wind over the last few days. 

      Not sure how much it may pick up at sunrise, but the wind at this time looks too light to kite or sail.

      Thanks to all!!!


      From: BoiseSailors@ googlegroups. com [mailto:BoiseSailor s@googlegroups. com] On Behalf Of Jason Brickner
      Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 6:30 PM
      To: 'Gear Daddy LLC'; 'Kiter - Jon Bolt'
      Cc: 'Snowkiteidaho' ; ' Boise Sailors'
      Subject: [BSA] Re: Weather station Calibration


      Glad your getting some.  If the wind was 18-24, then I guess I would be on my 17m.  If someone asked me what a typical day at lucky peak was, I would tell them 15-20 with gusts to 25.

      As for calibrating the windmeter... simple.  I have a accurate handheld unit.  We stick it up there near the windmeter and compare the readings.  I think you guys will find the numbers are correct for that location.  Remember, the wind fluctuates over the entire lake.  WHo is to say what reading is what.    As long as the number is close and consistent.. . that's what is important.

      GOod job Eddy.... I won't say anything this time.


      From: BoiseSailors@ googlegroups. com [mailto:BoiseSailor s@googlegroups. com] On Behalf Of Gear Daddy LLC
      Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 6:01 PM
      To: Kiter - Jon Bolt
      Cc: Snowkiteidaho; Boise Sailors
      Subject: [BSA] Weather station Calibration

      Now that the weather station appears to be working I can fine tune its read out to get it more realistic.  The first wind reading number is the avg wind speed for past minute roughly, and the second is the peak gust. So when the station does its internet update it only sends out these number from its most recently acquired. When you look at the graph or numbers ignore the individual number and average the last 3-4 readings. I think this will gauge the wind a little closer. There is a setting that allows me to calibrate direction and speed. I think a reduction of the speed is a good call but by how much??? 3-5 mph? How do we get a descent reading? Anyone got thoughts? I think the direction is fairly accurate ..or close enough for government work ;-) but if some one has a compass (true analog style) I can definitely calibrate that as well.

      Sherman Island went off today with winds 18-24mph, I on my 13m .. Big kite ... with many people warning the “non-local” that everyone else is on smaller kites. So I showed them how a boy from Idaho rides. Apparently, big air is no longer the kool thingy...oh well, I still like it ;-)

      JB your missing out. Forecast for next few days has wind getting stronger. I think Laura missed her opportunity on the 9 today. Going earlier tomorrow to see if she can get out before I have to play on her kite. Air temp 83 water ~74, makes for real nice conditions, but the clear water at LP is sooo nice. Glad you guys are getting LP action, save some for me next week. Riding Sherman is a lot like riding the snake at Bruneau except for the super smooth winds part.

      Peace out,

      From: Kiter - Jon Bolt <idakiteman@gmail. com>
      Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 15:16:00 -0600
      To: Kiter - Steve & Kris Linane <stevelinane@ clearwire. net>
      Cc: Snowkiteidaho <snowkiteidaho@ yahoogroups. com>, <idahokiteboarding@ yahoogroups. com>, Boise Sailors <BoiseSailors@ googlegroups. com>
      Subject: [BSA] Re: LP Tue

      Sitting up on the crest of the ridge and on top of the sloped roof of the camp host shelter, the wind hitting the windmeter experiences some compression & acceleration as it rises up the slope and up the roof.  It reads several mph more than what exists on the water.  The other day I noticed when it was showing 13-18 (which should be decent 'capping) there was barely any capping on the water and by the dock was very light....pretty much not worth going out (but of course 13-18 would be decent fun on a 14 if it were actually that).  Today on my 13m PL I found myself hoping for a little more a fair amount of the time.   Definitely had several stronger days up there this year on my 13.  But when the holes did fill in w/ some "solid beef", it was glorious.  (The vegans among you may not appreciate the analogy, coming from Star Trek spoof humor: imagine you've gone where no man has gone before for years at a time eating nothing but friggin' pills and liquid nourishment. ..and then on a planetary beam-down your captain stumbles upon something looking astonishingly like real meat.  His excitement overcomes his caution and taking the risk of a taste, he screams in uncontainable joy: "SPOCK, IT"S SOLID BEEF, BABY!!"  ... like hitting the motherlode.)
      I set a bad example.  The "bluff highmark" game was OK to play today, but not on the nasty gusty days lest you mark your highmark w/ your body or kite material...

      On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 7:20 AM, Steve Linane <stevelinane@ clearwire. net> wrote:

      7:00am 25 G 27 that is as windy as I ever seen it .

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