SailNet Community - View Single Post - wind predictions
View Single Post
  #5  
Old 09-23-2008
Valiente's Avatar
Valiente Valiente is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 5,491
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Valiente has a spectacular aura about Valiente has a spectacular aura about
Local is local. If the wind is coming from west to south to east, there's a bay here at the mouth of the Humber River called "Slumber Bay", because the wind just cacks. Swing it to the north west, however, and the valley funnels it two or three miles out into the lake, and you get a four-mile "fan" of accelerated (sometimes strongly) winds. Throw in a geographical feature like a big island around which a current runs or winds can bend and either die or speed up, and you learn they are predicting for the airport, not the shore, because that is far too dynamic to be predicted until you are out there.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook