There’s an app for that

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First attempt to measure the wind! from The Rachel Maddow Show on Vimeo.

If you’ve ever wondered how the Maddow staff might spend its time waiting for the afternoon news meeting in the midst of an oncoming hurricane, this afternoon we learned the answer! Mike Yarvitz and Julia Nutter just tried measuring wind speed out the window using an iPhone app.

2nd attempt with the anemometer app! from The Rachel Maddow Show on Vimeo.

 

(Results of our Hurricane Sandy study in progress are 100% non-scientific and ongoing!)

Update: Earlier tonight, we tested out the Wind Meter app once again. Turns out, it doesn’t read gusts very well. 

VID00037 from The Rachel Maddow Show on Vimeo.

There's an app for that

Updated