If You Want to See How the Skies Above Us “Move”

…check out this fascinating Wind Map Ebola turned us on to this weekend.

They take the wind data readings from all over the counrty, feed them into this program (updating HOURLY) and voila! You have a REAL TIME representation what’s happening over your head and where the clash of the fronts coming together actually occurs, instead of a vaguely drawn line drooping southward.

Surface wind data comes from the National Digital Forecast Database. These are near-term forecasts, revised once per hour. So what you’re seeing is a living portrait. (See the NDFD site for precise details; our timestamp shows time of download.) And for those of you chasing top wind speed, note that maximum speed may occur over lakes or just offshore.

3 Responses to “If You Want to See How the Skies Above Us “Move””

  1. Julie says:

    Wow, that is neato! 🙂 Thanks, Ebola!

  2. Gunslinger says:

    Excellent! Got it bookmarked.

  3. Dave E. says:

    Very cool find.

    NOAA uses the same visualization technology to show Great Lakes currents.


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