hey sunny, thanks for replies, I am aware about smart weather station displaying 1 minute average,
during your second post you got at the heart of the problem that I am implying here. From what I discovered it looks like wind observations and wind forecasts are a giant mess as they all rely on different average intervals.
with regards to wind observations, National Hurricane Center uses 1 minute average as well as WF smart weather station. National Weather Service uses 2 minute average wind speeds and so does ASOS and AWOS stations in the airports. Rest of the world is using 10 minute average for most part, with some countries like India are using 3 minute average.
With regards to forecasts things get even weirder as I emailed data scientists at GFS and NAM models and they told me that they only produce instantaneous values, not averages. Which means that you cant compare the numbers on forecast tables to the numbers that are observed at wind sensors.
I am hoping WF can clarify on it, I already emailed Tim before, but he did not know the answer.
What is even weirder that sites like sailflow, windfinder, wundergraound, predict wind, have different values from same model run for same location for same model. Maybe it is the way they interpolate the data?