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Old May 09, 2012, 11:35 AM
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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.
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Old May 09, 2012, 12:23 PM
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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.
Old May 09, 2012, 12:25 PM
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Here ya go..
http://www.findlocalweather.com/pinp...ent289731.html
Old May 09, 2012, 12:46 PM
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You can Google Weather and your area code, that will bring up a lot too.

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Old May 09, 2012, 12:54 PM
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http://www.windfinder.com/
Old May 09, 2012, 01:13 PM
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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.

http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/launch/code.cgi

Dave
Old May 09, 2012, 01:24 PM
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I typically keep 2 links handy, directly linked to the locations nearest my flying fields.
http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/laun...te=OH&sta=KCLE
http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/laun...=KBJJ&state=OH

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.
Old May 09, 2012, 01:58 PM
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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
Old May 09, 2012, 02:09 PM
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My suggestion:

www.noaa.gov

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Old May 09, 2012, 03:32 PM
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Another one to consider is www.windmapper.com Easy to use and I have found it to be accurate.

Wayne
Old May 09, 2012, 04:21 PM
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For your area:

NOAA

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick...it=0&dd=0&bw=0

USAirnet

http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/laun...=KLVK&state=CA

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

Joe
Old May 09, 2012, 04:23 PM
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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
Old May 09, 2012, 07:45 PM
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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.

http://hint.fm/wind/index.html
Old May 09, 2012, 07:56 PM
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+1 for windmapper.com
Old May 09, 2012, 09:26 PM
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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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