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#1 Riodiler1 May 09, 2012 10:35 AM

Website for wind conditions-Do they exist?
Just wondering if a website exists that has updates information on wind direction for popular rc glider sites in Northern California. I mainly fly at Lake Del Valle (Livermore), Hayward State University and nearby Coyote Hills. It would be nice to be able to check wind conditions before driving out to fly.

#2 tom1968 May 09, 2012 11:23 AM

You might try Weather Underground (wunderground.com I think). They have data from peoples' personal weather stations including current wind conditions. If someone with a weather station lives near there you can monitor their anemometer reading. If they live in a valley or behind trees, though, the readings might not be accurate.

Another good one is usairnet.com which presents detailed US Weather Service forecasts aimed at pilots, hang gliders, etc.

#3 WDKK May 09, 2012 11:25 AM

Hayward State University Weather
Here ya go..

#4 granada don May 09, 2012 11:46 AM

You can Google Weather and your area code, that will bring up a lot too.

G Don

#5 Harry D May 09, 2012 11:54 AM


#6 Viking64 May 09, 2012 12:13 PM

Here is my favorate. Just pick state and region etc. It shows many weather factors. The wind direction predictions are fairly accurate, but the temp seems to run 2-4 degrees cooler that actual.



#7 Vince Herman May 09, 2012 12:24 PM

+1 on usairnet
I typically keep 2 links handy, directly linked to the locations nearest my flying fields.

I also find this information extremely useful for planning all my outdoor activities, from whether to ride my motorcycle to work, to picnics.

Everyone at work calls me the weather man for being able to describe what is on its way.

#8 rockyabq May 09, 2012 12:58 PM

I like the National Weather Service graphical forecasts:
Lake Del Valle (Livermore): http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick...Type=graphical
Hayward State University: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick...Type=graphical
Coyote Hills: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick...Type=graphical

#9 glidermang May 09, 2012 01:09 PM

My suggestion:


Yours, Greg

#10 Windependence May 09, 2012 02:32 PM

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Another one to consider is www.windmapper.com Easy to use and I have found it to be accurate.


#11 Thermaler May 09, 2012 03:21 PM

For your area:





I have found these two to be the most consistant and accurate.


#12 Norm Furutani May 09, 2012 03:23 PM

I like http://www.wunderground.com/. Once you're there click on the WunderMap. You can see results from the actual reporting station.

The radar map gives you an idea of where the rain is (or isn't) and which direction it's headed (click animate).

- Norm

#13 awilmunder May 09, 2012 06:45 PM

For a big picture, this site is pretty neat and you can zoom into local areas. Otherwise I use weather underground, NOAA, and the Weather Channel since you can get different values, and NOAA gives you wind forecasts days in advance.


#14 planepainter May 09, 2012 06:56 PM

+1 for windmapper.com

#15 Piper J3 May 09, 2012 08:26 PM

This is the one I use... http://weatherspark.com/#!dashboard;...ure:1,sdpitg:0

You need to turn on graphs for temp and wind velocity.

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