World's Biggest Wind Gauge - Lethbridge, Alberta
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 40.151 W 112° 48.002
12U E 370117 N 5503405
Quick Description: This wind gauge is in the parking lot for the Visitor Center located at 2805 Scenic Drive South. You can visit it at anytime and it is free.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 2/18/2018 1:14:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMXR8Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 3

Long Description:
Finding this Wind Gauge was a pleasant surprise, really not knowing what it was at first. K thought it was a wrecking ball.

The Wind Gauge was built in 1985 as a centennial project to celebrate Lethbridge's 100th birthday. It is designed to gauge and measure wind speed. Frame height: 17 to 18 Feet (5.2 to 5.5 Metres) ; Ball diameter: 50 inches (1.3 Metres) Chain Links length: 10 inches (.25 Metres).

Lethbridge is known as the "Windy City" in Canada with winds between 40 and 70 km/hr, which the residents are used to and actually call this just "breezy".

Lethbridge Wind Gauge
When ball hangs at 22 degrees:
When ball hangs at 45 degrees:
When ball hangs at 90 degrees:
When chain stretches:
When chain breaks:
A Lethbridgian considers it
A Lethbridgian considers it
A Lethbridgian considers it
A Lethbridgian considers it
A Lethbridgian considers it
Calm
Fairly Calm
Little Windy
Kind of Brisk
Sure Windy



Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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Weekday Hours: Not listed

Weekend Hours: Not listed

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