The Best Weather Resource for Trip Planning... You will Thank Me !!!

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by HighTechCoonass, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. kwthom

    kwthom nOOb Adventurer

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    Most excellent link...
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  2. Firebolt

    Firebolt Clemson

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    Awesome!
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  3. NerdSpeed

    NerdSpeed Supposed to be working...

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    You were right. THANK YOU!!! This is awesome.
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  4. jetjackson

    jetjackson Been here awhile

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    How is everyone finding this site in terms of accuracy? I have been using it for about 3 or 4 months now.

    I am not sure where they source all the data for this but maybe it is more accurate in the states than for Europe?

    For example, I was using it to try and plan a route from Spain to Croatia that would go through the Haute Alps, in Frances East. If you check out Montgenèvre, France for example, you will see that in the coming days they are predicting lows of 4 degrees etc. and the future predictions are all big highs, low lows a parabola of sorts... however if you go and look in the history it shows up that they have been averaging 20 degrees, even into the depths of the morning, I was following these for a few days and it would always predict a low under 5, but the historic temperature never got below 17 or so. Also if you googlethe current weather in Montgenèvre, France it says 13 degrees on google search, whereas weatherspark says it is 21 degrees.

    This is all in celcius btw.

    I mean, for something to be useful it has to be accurate, if I saw 21 degrees and then hit up Montgenèvre on the motorbike only to find out it was 13 degrees when I got there... I mean that is a big difference in comfort and planned clothing.
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  5. Contevita

    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

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    Thanks for the link. I was able to project a future ride to explore south west Texas and was checking out the weather patterns for the best time of the year to not die of a heat stroke. I've passed on the site to another member as well.
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  6. BMW Kurt

    BMW Kurt Bluesman

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    But when I head south of the border I prefer getting my weather information from Television!

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/J6NDMnkAZ0k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  7. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    Worthy of a bump for spring ride planning!
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  8. guavadude

    guavadude de-composer

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    awesome, great find!
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  9. pkbinder

    pkbinder Kissing Moose

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    Anyone know of a similar site for Canadia, I mean Canada. PK
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  10. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b

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    WeatherSpark works for me for Canada. I have used it mostly to look at Quebec and NB. Have you tried it?
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  11. AdventurePoser

    AdventurePoser Long timer

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    Sweet! Bookmarked for Central and South America in October. Many thanks for the great find.

    Steve
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  12. bob393

    bob393 Been here awhile

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    Very cool, Thanks for the link!
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  13. Harsten

    Harsten Permanently Lost

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    It's worked all across Canada for me since I found it at least a year ago.
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  14. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    100% indisputable weather forecast!!!!
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    THERE WILL BE WEATHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Enjoy it while you can
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  15. HotChilliColdBeer

    HotChilliColdBeer Human Swizzle Stick

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    That's some high tech stuff.

    Thanks Coonass




    Charlie
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  16. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    Your welcome Mate!!
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  17. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    Excellent. Thanks for sharing!
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  18. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    another bump for the masses...:D
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  19. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    Bad ass weather geek tool!
    No iPhone app tho... :cry
    Thanks dude.
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  20. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b

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    I've been using this since HTC so kindly alerted us to its existence.

    I have some background on the forecast sources shown in the pulldown menu in the upper left corner.

    The default for my (U.S.) location is NOAA. The next selection is met.no, the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.

    The forecasts are prepared by computer models of weather changes. The Norwegian model currently runs about 4 times faster than NOAA's model and uses about 4 times as many data points as NOAA. The met.no forecasts are more accurate and cover more days in the future than NOAA. NOAA is currently preparing a new version of their forecasting software to use more data points so they can increase their accuracy.

    The fellow who wrote the current NOAA model (and is working on new software) was a former student of Jim Witt and they still compare notes on forecasting. Jim Witt gives the forecast every weekday on Stephen King's Rock-and-Roll station, WKIT FM, broadcasting out of Bangor, Maine (with a signal that covers the radio void to the east of there.)

    So check out the MET.NO forecast as well as the NOAA forecast on this great site.
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