*NOTE: This blog post is out of date. Some information may no longer be relevant.*
The wind sensor is typically a fixture on my truck. It has traveled thousands of highway miles and drawn a number of curious looks. While some cool jocks have retro 1960s bed exhausts, I have an anemometer. I’m a proud geek.
Exposing the wind sensor to long duration high-speed wind and turbulence, vibration, dust, salt spray, and ice are the kinder treatments. As you can imagine, the elevated position of the wind sensor increases the likelihood that an absent minded driver will try to wipe the thing off on low structures. I’ve done this twice.
The following YouTube post gives the whole story.