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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!

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It's mesmerizing. Thanks for posting!

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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.

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Wow, that's one of the coolest things I've ever seen!
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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...
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That is awesome (and graphically representing why I am not sailing today in AR)!

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Neat!

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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....

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


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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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