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Wind statistics

I've been trying to find info on prevailing winds in certain areas.
I found this website that looks pretty interesting.
Guess I'll spend a bit of time looking around there.

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That's a cool looking site - will monitor it in my area over the next week to see how accurate/dependable it is. The forecasting seems to be very close to our local met service but the predictions go out 4 days further - very helpful for planning.

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Yeah thats nice! Is there anywhere I can see the the actual wind speed say for 12/3/09 in Annapolis Md. I have been trying to find the wind speed for that day. ????
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You can download historical information from the NDBC (natl data buoy center). Here is the link for Thomas Light: NDBC Station TPLM2 Historical Data
The wind speed data may be in meters/sec though and the link above is only for 'last years data'. The current data is at: NDBC - Station TPLM2
Look for the link at the bottom of the page for 'real time data' in tabular form for the last forty-five days.

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There are a variety of sites that show historic data for various areas. In Annapolis I typically look at the weather station at Thomas Point Shoal Light house. NDBC - Station TPLM2

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Thanks Jeff just what I was looking for
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we use the Patapsco, Tolchester or Francis Scott Key Bridge bouys/ stations from the NDBC for winds north of the Bay bridge or on the Patapsco

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A good site that I use here in San Diego is ]SailFlow.com - MD - chesapeake Wind Data



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another one to check out would be www.buoyweather.com and the sister site surfline.com for sea surface and breaking wave height as well as wind/weather
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