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billyruffn 02-01-2014 06:54 PM

Global Winds Model
I ran across this site today while looking at a touring bicycle site. I don't do bikes, but a prospective crew member does and in reading his blog I came across this:

earth wind map

I think it's a near real time view of winds world wide. Anyone thinking of offshore passage making might find this interesting.

P.S. Try zooming in on specific regions.

benesailor 02-01-2014 07:26 PM

Re: Global Winds Model
Pretty cool, sucks you right in.

billyruffn 02-02-2014 05:49 PM

Re: Global Winds Model
I just discovered that you get more than wind with the model on this website....if you click on the "earth" on lower left corner you can select ocean currents, surface temperatures and winds at various levels of the atmosphere.

The currents are updated every five days, the winds, temps and other weather info is updated every 3 hours.

Minnesail 02-03-2014 07:20 PM

Re: Global Winds Model
That is fantastic, thanks!

ccriders 02-03-2014 11:11 PM

Re: Global Winds Model
Really cool. I would hate to be in the northern Atlantic right now.

Stumble 02-03-2014 11:31 PM

Re: Global Winds Model
As a note, water temp and current typically run hand in hand. So knowing the temp of water you are in will let you know if you are in or out of a current many times.

Minnesail 02-04-2014 01:24 AM

Re: Global Winds Model
This is a really cool visual way to see just how angry the high-latitude winds are. Yikes!

newhaul 02-04-2014 10:36 AM

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