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Capetinho 03-31-2012 05:20 PM

Real-Time U.S. Wind Map
 
Came across this today and thought I'd share it, for whatever it's worth -- it's a graphic, non-commercial and updated hourly, showing the movement, flow, and speeds of wind across the continental United States. It's currently of little use to sailors except perhaps as a learning tool but it might have significant potential, perhaps for passage planning purposes, if it could be connected to a data source for offshore winds. If nothing else, it's freaking cool!

Wind Map

DRFerron 03-31-2012 05:22 PM

Re: Real-Time U.S. Wind Map
 
It's mesmerizing. Thanks for posting!

Justapersona 03-31-2012 05:31 PM

Re: Real-Time U.S. Wind Map
 
This is actually kind of useful for us here in Denver. And yes, it shows the high winds that I'm sitting in as I sit here writing... :-)

Nice find! Thanks.

gusto 03-31-2012 05:58 PM

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Wow, that's one of the coolest things I've ever seen!

Capetinho 03-31-2012 06:02 PM

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Ain't it? I keep looking at that wind shear north of Memphis, referring to normal weather maps and can't for the life of me figure out what is causing it...

itsaboat 03-31-2012 06:20 PM

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That is awesome (and graphically representing why I am not sailing today in AR)!

travlineasy 03-31-2012 07:34 PM

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Neat!

Gary :cool:

blt2ski 03-31-2012 07:41 PM

Re: Real-Time U.S. Wind Map
 
It is cool, not sure it is useful from an actual sailing standpoint, I prefer this source personally
SailFlow.com - WA - puget sound Wind Data

I've seen a few others, like "weatherunderground" that for me locally, seem to pull from the same weather stations. Some say it is more accurate than sailflow....

Marty

Serendipitous 04-01-2012 12:03 AM

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That is so cool! I'm going to have to save that link to my favorites. Thanks! :)

DesertPirate 04-01-2012 11:11 PM

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Another one of those totally cool internet sites. As I watch what must be a very nice low right around Denver, the image is as much art as science. But what else is new. The science of Hubble is magnificent art. Thanks for the link.


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