The nice weather got me outsiode long enough to move some of my weather gear. The wind sensor was too close top the house to feel anything except east and west winds, so I drilled a tall 2x3 post into a wood retaining wall that is exposed in all directions. It only took a few minutes.* We shall see how much it helps, as the trees surrounding the yard also make east-west airflow moprew likely.
* While making this happen I climbed up on a slippery piece of wood to reach the anemometer's old location. Sure enough I slipped tumbled and fell, and now await a large purple badge of incompetence which should soon appear on my right thigh. Wow it hurts!