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"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Irma

The wind sensor at the Naples Airport (KAPF) has apparently failed.

2 comments:

Stewart Dean said...

The Key West Airport wind gauge went off the air some time after 7:53AM, before the eye hit
http://w1.weather.gov/data/obhistory/KEYW.html
The Fort Myers Orange River inland weather station failed about 5:30PM
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=fmrf1

CenterPuke88 said...

FAA standard sensor quotes accuracy to 160 mph (75 m/s), so,that will be close to failure speed. The optional ultrasonic gauge has no "limiting" wind speed, but can only detect to 70 m/s (~156 mph). They both effectively can only measure about 135-140 kits. Interestingly, the ultrasonic gauge is also limited to rainfall of 300 mm/h (a little over 11" per hour) or less...not often an issue.