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Wind Run?

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Wind Run?

Postby Ro3bert » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:23 pm

What the heck is wind run? I checked Wikipedia, Cumulus Wiki, Cumulus Help files and find nothing that defines Wind Run (except Wikipedia which wasn't much help).

Can/will someone explain what it means in simple English using (mostly) words of one syllable :groan: ?
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Re: Wind Run?

Postby Ubbe » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:29 pm

well like how "long" have the wind gone...... in Km or Miles.

How its done,,,i have no clue :roll:

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Re: Wind Run?

Postby Matt.j5b » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:50 pm

Regards, Matt of Brisbane, Australia
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Re: Wind Run? Solved (I guess)

Postby Ro3bert » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:52 pm

Thanks Matt, didn't see your post until I found the following.

Finally found it by Googling "what is wind run" and came up with this from Cumulus Wiki (not from the wiki at the top of the Cumulus page):
Windrun
A measurement of how much wind has passed a given point in a period of time. A wind blowing at three miles per hour for an entire hour would give a wind run of three miles.

Cumulus calculates wind run by noting the average wind speed every minute, and adding in a minute's worth of 'distance' corresponding to that speed. So the wind run for a particular period is effectively an indication of the average wind speed over that period. A wind run of 240 miles over the course of a day, for example, means that the average (of up to 1,440 measurements of) wind speed over the day was 10 mph.


So easy to understand [though some words were more than one syllable that I asked for] but I have no idea what to do with it except look at it. I'm not a meteorologist nor an actuary much less a physicist so it's less that something I am interested in. In other words if that data was not included with Cumulus I'd be none the wiser for what to me is trivia.

OH, well I'm having a snowy, windy day with temp, so far, in the high teens and falling slowly.

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Re: Wind Run?

Postby sfws » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:23 pm

Robert,
Ro3bert wrote:I have no idea what to do with it except look at it

If you ever look up total rainfall to see which month or year was the wettest, then wind run is the equivalent total to see which month or year was the most windy.
Looking at the strongest gust in a month or year, only conveys information about a single moment, just like highest rain rate.
Ro3bert wrote:came up with this from Cumulus Wiki (not from the wiki at the top of the Cumulus page)

There is only one Cumulus Wiki, and it is linked from the top of each support forum page (although one page of the Wiki is the FAQ that has a separate link at the top of each forum page), so I don't understand this comment.

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Re: Wind Run?

Postby Ro3bert » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:31 pm

sfws wrote:Robert,
Ro3bert wrote:I have no idea what to do with it except look at it

If you ever look up total rainfall to see which month or year was the wettest, then wind run is the equivalent total to see which month or year was the most windy.
Looking at the strongest gust in a month or year, only conveys information about a single moment, just like highest rain rate.
Ro3bert wrote:came up with this from Cumulus Wiki (not from the wiki at the top of the Cumulus page)

There is only one Cumulus Wiki, and it is linked from the top of each support forum page (although one page of the Wiki is the FAQ that has a separate link at the top of each forum page), so I don't understand this comment.


When I first looked at the Cumulus Wiki there were so many entries I couldn't find one that related to my question. I really didn't want to look at each one and couldn't find briefly that mentioned Wind Run.

Whenever I have spare time I'll go through the whole thing. On second thought I may have looked at the FAQ rather than the Wiki, oh, well the question has been resolved.

Since I've only had Cumulus up and running for less than a week I still have much to learn so maybe someday Wind Run will make some sense.

Any way sfws thanks for the response, Robert
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