Question about the WD tags

I have a question about the WD tags…

This one for instance:

%maxgustlastimediate15%.....Maximum gust for the last 10 to 15 minutes

What I need for the new website I’m building, is the maximum gust in the last 15 minutes. But the description I found says for the last 10 to 15 minutes?
10 to 15?

Can anyone shed some light on this maybe?

Also, it says imediate. I’ve seen this on lots of tags… Why does it have an M missing? Isn’t it immediate? Or do I just not understand, and does it mean something else entirely here?


I don’t know. . . but there is a %maxgustlastimediate10% so maybe Brian thought he’d just fill in another 5 minutes. . .

%maxgustlastimediate10%.....Maximum gust for the last immediate 10 minute period
. . .
%maxgustlastimediate15%.....Maximum gust for the last 10 to 15 minutes
%maxgustlastimediate30%.....Maximum gust for the last 15 to 30 minutes
%maxgustlastimediate60%.....Maximum gust for the last 30 to 60 minutes
%maxgustlastimediate120%....Maximum gust for the last 60 to 120 minutes

Very strange :confused:

Maybe Brian types faster than he can spell. Happens to us all :slightly_smiling_face:

But since it occurs so often it must be meant to be an abbreviation?

No prob. Just wanted to make sure it didn’t secretly mean something else :slight_smile:

About the “10 to 15 minutes”; I’ll send Brian an e-mail to make sure this is what I was looking for.


Other question about tags…

About these…

%avgspd% = average wind speed (current)
%avtenminutewind% = average ten minute wind speed
%avwindlastimediate10% = Average wind for the last immediate 10 minute period

“Average wind speed” is per ten minutes, right?
Does this mean three tags should essentially output the same value?

And if there is no mention of a measurement unit in the tag, does that mean it is always KM/H?


The measurements unit is what ever you have chosen to use for wind but be aware that the logfile records the wind speed as knots and that is converted to your chosen units for display and tag purposes

I think “average wind speed (current)” is for the last minute. . .

Ah. Yes. That sounds quite logical. Thanks.

Roger that! Thanks…