526.9 MPH Wind Gust?

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Lately my weather station will occasionally show a wind gust of 526.9 mph, usually after midnight. Anyone else have this problem as it messes up my weather underground graph?
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Wayne Grubbs

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Posted 4 months ago

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AcuRite Rachell, Employee

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Hello Wayne,

Do you see a high wind speed on your display? Can you provide the day and time you saw this reading?  Thank you.
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Wayne Grubbs

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It was approximately 12:30 AM.  I've done a reset-just waiting to see if it happens again.
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Wayne,

Thank you for going through the steps. Please let us know if you experience this issue again.
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Much better than mine.  Mine was only 159.5 at 5:40 am this morning, according to WU. MyAcurite did not show the "gust" but the average wind jumped to 30 mph at that same time.  The wind speed line never moved. Wind has been light and variable all night.  Less than 3 mph.  I wonder if the cups turn very slow, or stop in just the right spot if it flutters the reed switch until the magnet moves slightly. It would give the impression that the cups were really zinging all of a sudden.  Just a thought..
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