I drove down to Crown Point on the way to work to see what happened to the wind gauge. Here you go:
A little hard to see (click for a larger pic), but it appears the whole arm and cup assembly either bent or partially broke off. Now it’s wrapped around the gutter drainage pipe. Notice the wind direction vane behind the pipe!
Poor little guy, but he made it through two and a half winters in that spot. Not bad considering you can buy a replacement for just $110! We’ll see if we can get it on a stronger arm/mast.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen