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Great website for showing how windy it is...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by nickyb, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. nickyb

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    Spotted this great site

    Windyty, wind forecast

    Shows realtime and easy to read wind speed/directions. Importantly you can click on 'surface' level which is ideal for us UAV pilots.
     
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    Looks visually impressive, but the data does not appear to be in realtime.
     
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    It certainly won't replace a handheld wind gauge, but I think its a good tool to add anyway.
     
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    Why not try this one for your location.
    Google
     
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    Yes, I got that also....I just like the pretty arrows and the 'prediction' of future weather.
     
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    I have a reliable Davis weather station at home and the website the OP posted is spot on at the moment. I will keep checking it to see how accurate it is.
     
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    My favourite is

    Wind Map - Britain Observations

    I use it a lot when I go out in my boat - it has data from buoys as well showing wave height etc.

    I discovered I happen to live in probably the windiest place in Britain gggrrrrrr. Not so good for boats or P3s. Maybe I should take up stamp collecting or something!!!
     
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    Same here, have a Davis vantage vue which is linked to weather underground app.
     
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    I know the felling , here at the top of a hill in the sticks of CAMBRIDGESHIRE. Happy flying
     
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    That's my favorite as well
     
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    I wonder why it's your favorite? ;)
    I use it almost exclusively for flying.
     
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    How's that working for you out in the field TJ?? :)
     
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    [​IMG]

    I was commenting on comparing my live data to the aforementioned web site and how it appeared accurate.
    Since the components are wireless and have a solar/battery option, I suppose you could use it in the field, but who wants to lug a 20' pole around with them? :D
     
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    I live in Arizona. I just look out the window. Yep, another beautiful day. No wind, no clouds, beautiful blue sky for miles, no rain, girls in short shorts 11 months of the year...Sorry just had to chime in.;)
     
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  18. LuvMyTJ

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    C'mon... I know better. Sun every day, yeah, you've got that but people start putting on thick winter jackets this month till May! And you must live in the 'windless' part of the state as there is plenty of wind blowing all that dust around! :p:D
    See ya in about 10 days AZ!
     
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    Yep.

    What's nice about this site is you can tell it what elevation you plan to fly in, and it will give you the wind speed for that particular elevation. For example, 400 feet is a lot more windy than 100 feet. Especially if you live in hilly areas.
     
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    Looks neat. Seems to be current for my area. Stink'in windy for the next couple of days.

    --zigs