As you know, we meteorologists have lots of instruments we use in our work - thermometers, barometers, radar - all kinds of cool stuff. And fancy wind gauges. But what about a simpler wind gauge? One everyone could have in their home - or for the outdoorsman? I know when my daddy golfs, he needs to know how strong the wind is and where it's coming from! That's why I came up with The Wind Finder 5000!
Me. Ammy. In the Ao4 Weather Lab.
Here's how it works!
First, you need a Wind Finder 5000 Fluff Gatherer.
Me with The Wind Finder 5000 Fluff Gatherer
"Oh, this ISN'T going to be used on ME!"
Seriously. I'm the meteorologist. It must be used on somepuppy else. Trust me. Now ... who could I get to donate some fluff. You know ... for scientific purposes? I asked Stormy and she recommended one of the boys.
Dave and Zim with The Wind Finder 5000 Fluff Gatherer
Perfect! Now ... who to choose?
"Oh, Ams! You wouldn't, would you? Besides... I'm not reeeeeeally blowing coat right now."
"Nothing to see here, Ammy. Ohhh... is that a fluff-ball on Dave?"
Hmmm... Zimmie is ALWAYS so helpful!
"Hi Ammy. Whatcha got there? Can I play?"
Hee hee hee... "Sure, Davy!"
The Wind Finder 5000 Fluff Gatherer in action
The next step is to go outside. Some of us highly trained meteorologists know which way and how hard the wind is blowing by following our sensitive snooters ...
Me. Outside. Sensing.
... but here's how to work The Wind Finder 5000 for those of you who can't!
Put the fluff you've gathered on a flat surface.
Me with The Wind Finder 5000.
This is where it gets serious. It's a calm day in Kansas - I hope this works!
Me doing my serious meteorologist look
Wait for the wind to kick in. All you have to do now is let The Wind Finder 5000 do its thing. Here it is, in action:
Did you see the path it traveled? Then it lodged itself under the Barberry Bush.
I'd say the wind is coming out of the north-northeast at about 10 miles per hour!
And that is The Wind Finder 5000!
(Patent pending. Not available in all 50 states. International inquiries welcome. The Wind Finder 5000 Fluff Gatherer is not to be used on certified meteorologists. See website for details.)
Hee hee hee!