[quote="RichardM]Therefore, regardless of what the graph shows, the situation COULD have been much closer to the OP's description.[/quote]
COULD not disagree more
OP's wind did not change direction....remained blowing onshore..no wind shift of @90 degrees
Went from 16kn to 26 kn .........a 10kn increase.....scarrrrrrrrrry stuffSo that graph is not even close
to the situation of the OP[/quote][/quote][/quote][/quote]
Evidently I was not clear. I was trying to make the point that ".... their "reports" are FREQUENTLY not even CLOSE
to what is ACTUALLY happening at a particular location or at particular PART
of a location."
For example, in this situation, where both the location of the sensor and the OP are unknown AND the OP has stated that the change occurred over a very short period AND the photo of the location shows a CIRCULAR beach, the odds that the sensor INACCURATELY
shows the OP's exact situation is even GREATER than usual
Additionally, I believe that their sensors only report data in some periodic fashion and their REPORT SMOOTHS out the data as it connects the dots. Meaning that a highly PERCUSSIVE type gust could occur but may not show up because it's averaged into the data burst.
Furthermore, they use a type of sensor that spins. Anything that spins loses accuracy the sharper any changes are because it has inertia and momentum. It's best to not treat their graphs as perfectectly representative of an exact situation.
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