There were some beautiful clouds drifting overhead as the cold arctic air moved in… It seemed like a good time to get the drone up and take some photos. The air on the surface had a very slight breeze, so all seemed good. However about 150 feet up, I got a warning from the drone that it was encountering very strong winds. I’ve seen this warning before and nothing happened as a result, so I thought I’d take a few photos first, then come back. Within a minute, I was suddenly seeing the drone’s view of the horizon completely sideways as it was trying to stabilize to the sudden gusts of winds up there. Immediately action was taken to get it to lower elevation first, and then get it back to home safely. As soon as the drone landed, the turbulent winds that it encountered above, reached the ground, and they were indeed very strong. Lesson learned… pay attention to the warnings!