How do you build a wind-Alarm?

Automatic Weather stations are becoming ubiquitous to monitor wind speed and direction in a huge range of applications.

Throughout this guide, you will learn all the steps to implement a successful wind monitoring strategy for any types of applications.

About Wind Alarms: This guide will encompass the tasks of selecting, installing, and operating wind measurement equipment, collecting and analyzing the associated data. The intended audience for this blog is any organization or individual who desires conducting a wind monitoring program.

Establishing an efficient wind strategy requires the following features:

  • Choosing the best location of monitoring stations
  • Understanding sensor measurement heights
  • Selecting measurement parameters
  • Defining your Meteorological equipment including type, quality, and cost
  • Refining minimum measurement accuracy, duration, and data recovery
  • Configuring data sampling and recording intervals
  • Preparing data storage equipment
  • Establishing data handling and processing procedures
  • Implementing quality control measures
  • Formatting data reports.

How can you optimize wind measurement performances?

Obtaining highly reliable and accurate wind data requires a great understanding of the project requirements. This will dictate the best installation location, the types of instruments, their position and even their orientation. This chapter will guide you through the basics of performing an accurate wind measurement.


Optimize wind measurement performances

How do you implement an effective wind sensor strategy?

Defining clear wind measurement goals is paramount to implementing a successful wind assessment strategy. Understanding the basics, such as the application, the location, the parameters and their range is absolutely critical prior to purchasing any equipment. This chapter will provide a checklist of the key requirements to implement an effective wind sensor strategy.


How to select the best location for a wind sensor installation?

With a clear strategy, users are ready to define the optimum location to install the instrumentation. The height and the orientation of each piece of equipment must be clearly defined in order to prepare the site for installation.





Which meteorological equipment is required to implement a wind alarm system?

Meteorological sensors are best selected based on the requirements of the application. The integration of each sensor must take into consideration the logging requirements, the necessary power supply for the equipment and the range of wind alerts needed. Each sensor is being tested individually and fully assembled to make sure the coherence of the measurements. The Automatic Weather Station is now ready for installation.

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How often should you schedule operational Maintenance?

After a successful installation of an Automatic Weather Station, users should plan for regular site visit checks. They should also take into consideration sensor calibration requirements, maintenance and regular replacements (e.g. filters).


How do you handle efficient data reporting on wind events?

Once weather reports have successfully been collected, it is critical to validate the data and process it efficiently. Using all-in-one dashboards, wind data reports can be exported and meteorological records kept accurate.





  • Wind resource assessment handbook, Fundamentals for Conducting a Successful Monitoring Program. (1997). 1st ed. New York: AWS Scientific, Inc., pp.1-79.




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