Optimistic AWOS

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  1. GreatLakesFlying

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    At 06C we often joke that the airport's AWOS data collection platform is installed either inside Pilot Pete's kitchen or somewhere in the basement. Here's proof of it.

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    Virtually all the airports in the vicinity report today west winds in the high 20s low 30s knots, with gusts from 40 to 50 knots. Schaumburg shows a pleasant 12G25K.

    Even when the windsock is fully extended at 06C its AWOS reports CLM. I usually check the METAR at KDPA and KORD for a more accurate wind report. But it makes you wonder: where the heck is that wind meter installed at 06C?