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Update on Annapolis Wind Readings

In recent weeks, the Annapolis CBIBS buoy has occasionally reported wind readings that do not appear to be reliable. For the most part, data from the buoy on wind speed and wind gusts are on target, but in high-wind scenarios, errant “spikes” have been observed. For example, a few readings from the winter storm that moved through the Chesapeake area on March 6 do not appear to be accurate.

This situation affects only the wind readings on the Annapolis buoy.

The CBIBS technical team is exploring potential reasons behind these spikes and is working to fix the buoy. If you would like more information, feel free to contact CBIBS.