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Old 10-12-2014, 07:09   #1
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Worldwide wind site

Useful worldwide wind info.

earth :: an animated map of global wind, weather, and ocean conditions
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Re: Worldwide wind site

Yes, a great resource. Several threads have appeared about the Earth Wind Map. I find the MSLP (Mean Sea Level Pressure) to be one of the more useful overlays.

earth :: an animated map of global wind, weather, and ocean conditions

Also, ocean currents with SST (Sea Surface Temperature)

earth :: an animated map of global wind, weather, and ocean conditions

Anyone been watching the North Atlantic lately? Been crazy weird past couple days.
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Wow .. very cool.. thanks
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Re: Worldwide wind site

Yes it gives a rather beautiful depiction of wind and, as far as I know, works for all locations. I like it.

I am using a Firefox browser and I can't work out how to bring up forecasts. I have clicked on the Earth button but don't know how to increment the time that is displayed.

Any clues or hints
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Re: Worldwide wind site

For coastal winds, especially in the US, a girlfriend turned me on to www.ikitesurf.com It tends to have pretty up to the minute conditions for whatever area you select on the site. And another good one for coastal conditions is plain old www.wunderground.com as they have a stack of weather recording stations in any given particular locale. From all of the land based recording stations in an area, to the weather bouys in the region.
Plus various types of radar & satellite feeds in real time. Thus storms & squalls can be pinpointed & tracked.
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Re: Worldwide wind site

This Norwegian site covers the world and presents the wind in a way that makes more sense to sailors

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Makes more "sense" to sailors, or is more "familiar" to sailors?

Wind arrows may seem more "familiar" to some sailors but I don't understand how static wind arrows make more "sense" when compared to an animated wind map that includes a simultaneous overlay of various other data sets, such as pressure and temperature as well as the ability to see wind at different altitudes. But, that's just me.
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Makes more "sense" to sailors, or is more "familiar" to sailors?

Wind arrows may seem more "familiar" to some sailors but I don't understand how static wind arrows make more "sense" when compared to an animated wind map that includes a simultaneous overlay of various other data sets, such as pressure and temperature as well as the ability to see wind at different altitudes. But, that's just me.
I tend to only worry about the wind speeds at the altitude I sail at
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