I’m having problem with wind gust is general. If you want to describe the wind in the last hour, you can have average wind speed and direction, but what about gust. Do you just mention that tiny little moment the wind had the highest speed, or are you going to take all gusts together in that period and average them out.
Wind gust depends on the sampling period, If I would sample wind once a minute, I could still calculate the maximum in the last hour and report that as the gust, but it would be different when sampled every second.
https://graphical.weather.gov/definitions/defineWindGust1hr.html defines gust as
Is a sudden, brief increase in speed of the wind. According to U.S. weather observing practice, gusts are reported when the peak wind speed reaches at least 16 knots and the variation in wind speed between the peaks and lulls is at least 9 knots. The duration of a gust is usually less than 20 seconds.
is that part of the gust report in weatherflow? I don’t think so.
anyway, it is not as simple as taking the max wind speed (and its direction) over some period.
Basically what I’m saying is that I don’t understand the current gust, unless someone defines it as simply being the max for practical reasons, in which case it would probably be better to call it just that, max wind speed.