1-minute average wind speed

n. Mean wind speed occurring over a 1-minute period of time.

 

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Unless otherwise noted, 1-minute average wind speed refers to the minute preceding the time of reporting and to the open wind speed rather than mid-flame wind speed. The 1-minute average wind speed can be calculated by computing the mean of instantaneous wind speeds or by dividing the total distance of air traveling past the anemometer by the 1-minute time period.