WIND vs WIND GUSTS seems to be wrong !!
AlanScot last edited by
How can the wind be no more than 20mph all this weekend around Healdsburg, CA AND the WIND GUSTS be over 45mph !! Surely there's an error !
This is crucial as there is a mass evacuation order of 38,000 people !!!
This might help explain how ECMWF calculates the surface wind and gusts speeds.
In my view, this is not a perfect relationship for gusts and I have seen many situations where the forecast gust speed has been over/under estimated.