The Wind Speed and Gusts, with Barbs map displays the current wind speeds (in mph) at each Mesonet site. The wind barb is an "arrow" that depicts the wind speed and direction. The "feathers" of the arrow indicate the wind speed while the dot end of the arrow indicates the direction the wind is blowing toward. Wind gusts are also plotted when either:
- The wind gust exceeds 15 mph
- The wind gust is more than 5 mph greater than the wind speed.
This map is updated every 5 minutes.