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Re: ''Wind maps"?

Windyty.com is fun to look at and scroll around on . . .
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Re: ''Wind maps"?

Originally Posted by killarney_sailor View Post
There is a bit of confusion in this discussion between weather and climate. Pilot charts show climate patterns - long term averages of winds and other conditions. On the other hand GRIBs, Passageweather, and the like are weather maps. They show current and predicted (for a few days) wind conditions. These might be very different than the long-term averages shown on pilot charts. Both of these are very useful but they fundamentally different purposes.

You are correct, sir. Climate data is all I'm interested in, not weather, as far as my original question is concerned. For long-term planning. Which way does the wind blow in Port-aux-Francais in February, and how strong is it ... that sort of thing.
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