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anemometer, wind sensor, wind meter, storm chaser, stormchaser weather instruments VORTEX STORM CHASER ™ MAGNETIC MOUNT ANEMOMETER

This digital storm chaser anemometer with dual display is deisgned specifically with the stormchaser in mind. Wind sensor registers speeds over 125 mph. The Storm Chaser's magnetic mount lets you monitor the wind from inside your vehicle, not outside! Tested in winds well over 125 mph. Now available with a metal cup rotor for increased durability!

Price: $98.00
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for pricing, options, and shipping

Extra Rotor/Shaft Option
We recommend a spare rotor so that you can repair your Storm Chaser in the field if the rotor is struck by an object and/or a cup breaks off.
Includes rotor, shaft, and circlip. Takes minutes to replace/install. Small Phillips head screw driver required (not included).

Price: $12.00


Software Kit for Wind Speed Data Recording
This is a cable and software kit to allow you to plug your Mag Mount into a laptop or PC. See this page for look & feel or this page for software details.
NOTE: you will need a COM-USB adapter if your computer/laptop does not have a 9-pin COM Serial port...

Price: $30.00


Visual Vane Option
This vane option allows you to see which way the wind is blowing. It is not electronic; purely visual. See here for more details.

Price: $29.50

 

Shipping & Handling: (click here for more information)


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Shown with Visual Vane Option
(new ones have the brace!)

NEW: Metal Cup Mag Mount
$149
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The VORTEX Storm Chaser Magnetic Mount Anemometer includes the following:

  • Wind sensor
  • Magnetic Mounting
  • Wire and display with connector

Mount the Vortex Storm Chaser™ wind sensor firmly on your stormchaser vehicle, run the wire into someplace safe, dry, and warm, stick the display where you can easily see it - and you can get a wind measurement without getting wet or pelted by hail or flying debris!

The Storm Chaser is fully portable, comes with 25 feet of wire and a male/female jack connection, so you can leave the wind speed sensor installed and remove the display when not in use.

SENSOR TYPE 3-Cup rotor
Reed switch/magnet provide 1 pulse per rotation.
ROTOR DIAMETER

approx. 6 in (150 mm)
standard rotor is made of Polycarbonate (Lexan). Optional metal rotor is Aluminum

SPEED RANGE approx. 3 mph to 125+ mph (~5 kph to over 200 kph)
MOUNTING Supplied with an aluminum mounting bracket with 2 heavy duty magnets.
Total rated magnetic pull is over 100 lbs.
Designed to be mounted on a sheet metal (ferromagnetic!) vehicle.
Tested in winds over 125 mph (head-on).
For best long term durability remove from vehicle between uses
WIRE Standard length is 25 feet (8m)
Shorter lengths available on request
Wire can be extended using any 1/8" jack audio cables
DISPLAY

Removable LCD Digital Display is a Cateye Velo8 bicycle computer.
Dual Display simutaneously shows CURRENT SPEED (top display)plus:
MAX, AVERAGE, KM/MILES, or several other (bicycle-related) functions.
Select mph or km/h (knots too if you wish - see Owners Instructions for details)
Water-resistant (not waterproof).

Provided with high strength self-adhesive Velcro pads for mounting the display

POWER CR2032 Coin Battery located in the display, not the rotor/head.
Battery life 1 to 3 years of intermittent, occasional use.
A few months to a year of continuous use, depending on wind conditions and mode of use
(Display goes to low power mode when the wind speed drops to zero,
or if removed from the bracket when not in use)
SPEED RESOLUTION Top Display (Current Speed): 0.5 mph
Bottom Display (Max, Average, etc.): 0.01 mph
DIGIT SIZE Top Display (Current Speed): 10mm (approx. 1/2")
Bottom Display (Max, Average, etc.): 5mm (approx. 1/4")
UPDATE RATE Approximately 1Hz (1 second)
ACCURACY a few tenths of a mph from 4 to 10 mph
+/-4% from 10 to 50 mph
estimated within 4% above 50 mph
click HERE for a calibration chart
 

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT AVERAGE WIND SPEED: 
Since bicyclists do not want their average speed to be diminished when they come to a stop, the computer will only record and average when the wind is blowing.  It stops recording below approximately 1 mph.  That means that  if the wind blows for 2 hours at 20 mph and 2 hours at zero, the average shown will be 20, not 10!  Please keep this in mind for your desired use of the Vortex. 
WORKAROUND : 
if you want to know the real average wind speed - even with spells near zero, do the following:  reset the computer, note the time.  When desired, simply divide the total number of wind "miles" on the display by the number of hours since reset. 


Check out Steve Miller's site at http://www.hamwx.com; he uses a Vortex Wind Sensor!
 
If you are into weather you need to check this site:  http://www.wvlightning.com


Thank you Chris Novy for this one!

 
Storm Chaser Anemometer installed on stormchaser vehicle
Here is one installed...

Stormchaser Chris Novy takes photo of tornado in Chicago
Expert Storm Spotter Chris Novy took this photo on a Sunday drive near Chicago...

 

Storm Chaser Wind Sensor
Some customers take their
Storm Chaser's very seriously...

Storm Chaser on the fender
Yes, you can stick the anemometer on the
fender of your jeep...

 

INSTRUCTIONS:
Click here to see the instructions for this anemometer: INSTRUCTIONS

 

1 year 100% warranty on any defective parts and/or any failure resulting from normal use.

And if you open the box and the Storm Chaser Anemometer is not what you wanted or expected, return it within 2 weeks in as-new condition for a 100% refund (sorry - not including shipping!).

Basically - our goal your complete satisfaction.