Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Thanked 68 Times in 63 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Re: wind direction & jetstream question
Use the noaa weather fax to see the correlation between the jet stream and the weather systems. At this time of year, the lows are north of the jet stream and the highs are south.
I do not think the jet stream will come play in your plans.
The jet stream is west to east generally, it does form omega blocks and tale other forms on occassion.
The 500 mB analysis of the weatherfax will show the jet stream position (the dark line).
This is one with which I am most familiar.
Northeast Pacific WX Briefing Package
Take a look at this one.
Gulf and Tropical Atlantic WX Briefing Package
Currently I see no jet stream on that weatherfax.
ISPA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)