Wind speed is the rate of horizontally moving air past a fixed point and can be measured by an anemometer. Wind speed is caused when air moves from high to low pressure, which is often driven by changes in temperature.
Current Wind Speed – AcuRite's Atlas® Sensor transmits wind speed data every 10 seconds. The current wind speed is the wind speed recorded at that 10-second interval. AcuRite's Notos® (3-in-1) Weather Sensor and Iris™ (5-in-1) Weather Sensor transmit wind speed data every 18 seconds. The current wind speed is the wind speed recorded at that 18-second interval.
Average Wind Speed – An average of all wind speed readings collected over the past 2 minutes.
High Wind Speed - The highest wind speed recorded since midnight.
Peak/Max/Gust Wind Speed - A rolling value showing the highest wind speed recorded in the last 60 minutes.