access and wind gust definition

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After being forced to purchase the Access by Acurite (my smarthub is 3 months old), what wind gust definition does the Access use? Is it a loose definition? 

We should be able to use the Access to upload our PWS info to more than just WU. Acurite should have gone that route, maybe it would have eased the pain to their customers.

Wait for it................."we thank you for your suggestion, our team will keep this in mind for future development." 

Thats all they post here. Copy/Paste, what a job that would be.
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Adam

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AcuRite Rachell, Employee

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Hello Adam,
The AcuRite Access will show the highest reading within the 18 second updates on Weather Underground for Wind Gust. We do take our customer's feedback into consideration when developing our products. We do appreciate your feedback.  Thank you.
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It's very loose!!! AcuRite needs to tighten it up, How can you have a wind gust AND normal wind at the exact same MPH!!, Geeesh!! OR a wind gust when there's no wind! 0MPH.
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Adam

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I agree 100 percent Dan. The Access wind gust definition is just plain ridiculous! Tighten it up, please.
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Drew Shock

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How is it that WU can show wind gust but MyAcurite can't? And why does the sensor report higher winds through the smartHUB that the new Access? I am running both to compare. So what is the Access on  MyAcurite actually showing, just average wind? Thanks for the help.
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George D. Nincehelser

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The Access is sending an average speed over the 5-minute time period that it has calculated itself.  The SmartHUB does not do this.

myAcurite doesn't show wind gust.  It has the data, but it just isn't plotted.
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Thanks George for the clarification. Do you think it's just to difficult to program or data consuming that they left gusts out of the chart? Hopefully Acurite puts it on the to do list.

I would love to see the daily Hi and Lo for each sensor added also on the dashboard page like they use to do with MBW. There's plenty of room for it.
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George D. Nincehelser

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Hard to say.  Plotting more wind data such as gusts was originally envisioned for myAcurite (you could see it in the screen shots of some of their early promotional materials), but it was dropped for some reason.

My guess it was due to the data processing costs of AWS, and/or that they ran out of memory space for the SmartHUB to do what they wanted locally.  Now that the Access is out, it may be more feasible.

Or it could be that plotting more wind data was just a low-priority feature.  MyBackyardWeather didn't have much in the way of wind data plotting, either.
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