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#21 goestoeleven

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 05:50 PM

When I'm not using the trees and flags as my wind indicators . . . . I prefer the NOAA site. Since I often end up looking ahead to the weekend for my flying time, I like that I can look at the wind forecast nearly a week ahead by clicking forward a couple days at a time. You can see at a glance what time of day will have the best wind and you can see if there's rain in the forecast. I have this link saved in my shortcuts for my town. Chicago daily graph

Here's a link to the local forecast for Chicago (you can search for your city/state at the top of this page). Chicago 7 day forecast Note - For your local the link to the hourly graphs, you have to start from the forecast for your city. The "hourly graphs" is in an "additional weather info" section at the bottom of the page.

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 07:15 PM

For New Hudson, MI on Saturday according to WU: Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 84 to 88. South winds 5 to 15 mph...turning to southwest. Chance of rain 30 percent.
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 08:33 PM

What I use has never let me down and is always right.

I look out the window.
or even better walk out the door!
I think there is an app for it called "reality"
One thing is for sure you can't change it so go with it.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 08:39 PM

What I use has never let me down and is always right.

I look out the window.
or even better walk out the door!
I think there is an app for it called "reality"
One thing is for sure you can't change it so go with it.


Sounds a lot like the "Hippy Dippy" weatherman - The weather is outside!!!Posted Image
PS: The wind inside is always the same!!!Posted Image

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 11:08 PM

What I use has never let me down and is always right.

I look out the window.
or even better walk out the door!
I think there is an app for it called "reality"
One thing is for sure you can't change it so go with it.


True dat. The computer can say what it wants, I'm gettin' my fly on!! ;)
This chart might come in handy for anyone who wants to make a guess at the wind speed:

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Although reality will best tell what the conditions are, I still have use for the weather programs. I'm a "right kite for the job" kind of flier, hence I have multiple Revs, and several kites in general. However, the closest place I can fly is a 25 minute walk. Also, I usually fly alone. I like to check the weather so I don't have to carry $1000+ worth of kites with me just to make sure all conditions are covered. Can't leave Revs in the hot truck, otherwise I'd drive....

Embrace some technology :lol:

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 08:00 AM

The only additions to your chart would be that advanced fliers still "make it happen" at 0-1mph!! No N/A!! Posted Image

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 08:04 AM

True dat. The computer can say what it wants, I'm gettin' my fly on!! ;)
This chart might come in handy for anyone who wants to make a guess at the wind speed:

wind.jpg

Although reality will best tell what the conditions are, I still have use for the weather programs. I'm a "right kite for the job" kind of flier, hence I have multiple Revs, and several kites in general. However, the closest place I can fly is a 25 minute walk. Also, I usually fly alone. I like to check the weather so I don't have to carry $1000+ worth of kites with me just to make sure all conditions are covered. Can't leave Revs in the hot truck, otherwise I'd drive....

Embrace some technology :lol:

Ok maybe a little

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 08:17 AM

Bazzer: You waffling there a bit, mate??!!?? Posted Image

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 11:41 AM

The only additions to your chart would be that advanced fliers still "make it happen" at 0-1mph!! No N/A!! Posted Image


Disclaimer: not my chart!! ;):lol:

From my Ozone Imp manual. Silly foils, need a frame for no wind flight :P

The B-Series Colorizer screen taught me how to take good screen shots, I've been nabbing stuff like that chart ever since :)

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 04:07 PM

I also use air net, weather underground, the local airport , but ,mostly........
Ryan weather.com, a local guy about six block's away with live, real time , wind speed, also a gauge for gust's.
and plenty of other weather related info,

I believe I found him on the list of local station's , from weather wunderground....... Posted Image ...............check it out it is pretty neat!!!
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:08 AM

For the UK:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2634405

Got my location bookmarked (as above), or type in a location and it gives ongoing hourly wind speeds, temps, weather conditions and radar. Relatively accurate, but not always. Also has a 5-day forecast, although only moderately accurate for 24-48hrs. We get a lot of changeable weather in the UK!

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:38 AM

More for the UK,

Just enter your post code or location into this then click "Get Forecast:- http://www.xcweather...GB/observations

But this is even better for Dunstable Downs:- http://www.dunstable...Flash/index.htm

Hey Moggy, did you get my PM ?

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

Thanks for the link Bill :-)
Looks very comprehensive
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:38 PM

In Oz, I use seabreeze.com.au Really good for Capitol cities and some major towns in Australia. Seven day forecast and live wind for certain areas. Even has an iPhone app! It is geared towards kite-surfers but we all use the same wind right.


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:02 PM

I use weather-rock. If the rock is wet, it's raining.......etc.
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#36 SparkieRob

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:41 PM

I use weather-rock. If the rock is wet, it's raining.......etc.


Wet weather flying tip:
Wear multiple layers, stop when skin gets wet.


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:56 AM

Bad weather does not exist....only the wrong choice of clothes.

It's not the size of your Rev.. its how you use it.
Seven days without flying a Rev makes one weak.


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