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Old 13-10-2016, 11:51   #1
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World Wide Wind Map- Real Time (almost)

Found this cool site for World Wide Wind Update every three hours:
BBC - Earth - This map will show you the windiest place on Earth right now:
https://earth.nullschool.net/#curren...50.00,0.00,437
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This is way cool!!!!
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Old 13-10-2016, 12:46   #3
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This is way cool!!!!
Agree, pan and zoom in over Bermuda, and look at the Cane...
Also, look at the wind shift line East of England..
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Re: World Wide Wind Map- Real Time (almost)

And if you click on a spot the wind speed for that location appears in the lower left... Click on the scale to see it in Kts, or MPH , or KPH or meters...
Check out the PNW too!
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And if you click on a spot the wind speed for that location appears in the lower left... Click on the scale to see it in Kts, or MPH , or KPH or meters...
Check out the PNW too!
Good catch, did not know that.
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Re: World Wide Wind Map- Real Time (almost)

This looks a lot like windyty.com. It's the same basic idea with perhaps more functionality and a good app to go with it. I use it constantly.
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This looks a lot like windyty.com. It's the same basic idea with perhaps more functionality and a good app to go with it. I use it constantly.
Nice.
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Re: World Wide Wind Map- Real Time (almost)

Not to dampen the enthusiasm, but keep in mind that these are models. Find about them in the 'about' section.

When I was recently first made aware of the site in a thread here on a hurricane about to hit Baja, I thought they were pretty amazing too. But then I started checking them against local conditions and found they had pretty big errors in coastal areas, most likely because of local, idiosyncratic conditions like sea and land breezes or thunderstorms.

The info is probably most useful as a predictive tool, in conjunction with local knowledge.

Taking into account that these are models, they are even more like works of art, which was my initial response too seeing them.

Still, it's a pretty cool site to play around with. For instance, check out the Antarctic Circumpolar Current at the 10hPa level...
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Re: World Wide Wind Map- Real Time (almost)

A gal I dated who kite surfed turned me on to www.IKiteSurf.com It shows real time wind, wind flow, predictions, NOAA info, & 101 other things.
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Re: World Wide Wind Map- Real Time (almost)

These sites, like the one ref'd above and http://www.windytv.com, are great visualizations. But they are no where near "real Time". They are interesting displays of various models, typically the GFS model. You aren't getting anything more than what you get by displaying in any GRIB file display program.
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Re: World Wide Wind Map- Real Time (almost)

Seems like just about once a month someone finds earth.nullschool.net and posts yet another link to it.


Here's about 50 threads that Google finds on CF about it:

https://cse.google.com/cse?siteurl=w...net&gsc.page=1
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Re: World Wide Wind Map- Real Time (almost)

To give credit where credit is due here is the originator from 2013-

http://hint.fm/wind/index.html

The earthwindmap guy was inspired by it to create the earthwindmap. Good stuff. I find the mean sea level pressure (MSLP) overlay to be the most useful for understanding what is really going on with the weather.

During Hurricane Matthew I found this site to be a little more user friendly for wind animations-

https://www.ventusky.com/?p=34.4;-74.6;4&l=wind

Here's a cool video for the ocean currents-

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Re: World Wide Wind Map- Real Time (almost)

Android Wind Apps "Windy" &" Windty" have these charts on-board.
As long one keeps in mind they are models (as all GRIBS are) a very good tool.

www.ladyrover.com
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Re: World Wide Wind Map- Real Time (almost)

Must be very very careful in putting more credence in a GFS forcast just because of the pretty graphics

Its not real, folks. Its just a visual interpretation of a Grib file.


I am sounding like a forum curmudgeon!

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Re: World Wide Wind Map- Real Time (almost)

very cool site
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