Trial Island anemometer

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by habberdasher, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. habberdasher

    habberdasher Member

    First of all Merry Christmas to all that use this site I appreciate all the advise I have been given as I return to ocean fishing in my retirement.
    In the Trial Island weather station it says that the anemometer has been broken since March 21 does anyone know why it hasn't been fixed. I fish the Oak Bay flats often and would love to know the wind speed and direction at Trial?
  2. chromatose007

    chromatose007 Active Member

    Well... I worked for the Coast Guard briefly a number of years ago. Every federal government has been attempting to shut down the lighthouses.
    Cutting the budgets and 'delaying' maintenance will speed up the process. Don't hold your breath that this piece of equipment will ever be replaced or repaired.
    Better idea is to send a small handheld unit to the keepers. The station I was at, we just estimated the wind speed for our reports.

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