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1. On my custom homepage, how do I add or remove a wind sensor?
2. Where are the Wind Archives?
3. How do I read the Wind Graphs?
4. Is there a legend or key to describe the various sensors and symbols on the wind maps?
5. How do I access Onsite Reports on the web?
6. How do I get a new sensor installed in my area?
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1. On my custom homepage, how do I add or remove a wind sensor?

ADDING
Adding a wind sensor or webpage link to your myWeather page (aka: your myiW page on iWindsurf.com; or your myiK page on iKitesurf.com): As you navigate through the Wind tab of the website, you will see the "Add" icon in the lower right-hand corner of select pages. To add a link to that particular page onto your personal custom homepage, simply click on that "Add" button in the lower right-hand corner of the page of your choice. When you return to your homepage, it will be updated. You may add forecasts, satellite maps, wind sensors, etc.

REMOVING
Removing a link or wind sensor from your custom homepage: Added too much info to your homepage? (1) simply click on the item you wish to remove from your custom homepage; and (2) after the page loads, scroll down and click the "Remove" button in the lower right-hand corner of that webpage. When you return to your custom homepage, that particular link will be gone.

2. Where are the Wind Archives?

Ever want to know what the wind blew at a certain wind sensor on a certain date? Check our Wind Archives. Archive data is available for all wind sensors on the network. You can access the Archives by drilling down to the wind info for a certain sensor. Then, you'll find the Archive Search tool available on the left nav. The Archive tool can be used to access wind history data for that site, for for other sites in that region, or for different dates for that same site, etc. You can access entire months of data at a time. You can also change regions and look at wind history data across the continent, in Hawaii, in Florida, or in Venezuela (Margarita Island in the Caribbean) -- if you so desire.

Example of how to access the Wind Archives:
(1) log on; (2) click the wind tab; (3) click on "ca-sf south bay" on the left nav; (4) click on Crissy Field; (5) click on "Wind Archive" on the left nav, (6) You'll see the wind archive search tool on the wind graph page; (7) change the Month setting to the previous month, and hit "GO" -- to see a month's worth of wind reports for this wind sensor!; or (8) Change the Wind Sensor setting to another wind sensor, and hit "GO" to see a month's worth of wind reports for that other wind sensor.

3. How do I read the Wind Graphs?

Red Line = gust. Light Green Line = lull. Dark Blue line and Blue Bars = average wind speed. Directional Arrows = wind direction; for example: an arrow pointing from the West means the wind is blowing from the West; an arrow pointing from the East means the wind is blowing from the East. The MPH (Miles Per Hour) windspeed scale is on the left side (measuring up to 10, 20, 30, 40, 50+ Miles Per Hour). The time of day scale is on the bottom of the graph: from 6AM to 8PM local time (note: local time = the local time of the wind sensor, which is not necessarily your local time).

4. Is there a legend or key to describe the various sensors and symbols on the wind maps?

Wind Speed Reading, YELLOW = Premium WeatherFlow weather station.
Wind Speed Reading, WHITE = Public weather station.
Wind Speed Reading, GRAY = Wind data that is over 120 minutes old.
RED FLAG = Forecast-only site. (Note that all sensors also have their own forecasts, too.)
GRAY "X" = Data that is over 12 hours old.
Dot, SMALL WHITE = Temperature-only sensor or Snow sensor.
Dot, SMALL GRAY = Temperature and/or Snow data that is over 120 minutes old.
Dot, LARGE YELLOW = Data not available from premium WeatherFlow station.
Dot, LARGE WHITE = Data not available from public weather station.
Dot, LARGE GRAY = Data that is over 120 minutes old.

5. How do I access Onsite Reports on the web?

Onsite reports are rare, but sometimes we do have them. How to access them: 1) when you see a yellow circle around the directional arrow on the Wind Bar Graph page or on a Wind Snapshot Map, click on the yellow circle; 2) when you get to the Wind Graph page for that particular sensor, click on "Onsite Report!" link on the left nav.

6. How do I get a new sensor installed in my area?

We are always looking for qualified locations to install new sensors where there is a strong demand. There are two primary ways to get one or more sensors installed in your area. For more information, please see the "Other Services" section located within the left-hand navigation on the membership page.

If you have a serious interest, please contact us.

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