Beautiful Wave day - Crazy Creek
Williams Soaring Weather Machine
WSC wind NW 32 mph, temp 7 F
Ready to go fly? Dress Warm.
Wave at Truckee, July 2007
Looking ENE from Truckee.
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Public Access Weather Information*
Dr. Jack provides very sophisticated soaring weather
forecasting tools! There are several freely available forecasts, however, registration (free)
is required to access them. The better forecasts
require a very small annual fee. (Less than a couple cups of coffee at Starbucks).
Dr. Jack's Help & Information - BLIPMAP
Help page provides information regarding registration and subscribing,
as well as information about where to find information. A good source about
understanding these forecasts was created by a San Francisco Bay Area Cross
Country pilot - Read "BlipMap
for Idiots" by Ramy Yanetz.
National Weather Service Area Weather
Discussions - National Weather Service
Reno - Truckee Forecasts
and Temps - Most recent data in graphic form - Select the time and
altitude - (includes forecasts ) - shows the entire USA.
Observations - Current and recent observations of "local" points.
Select the area your want to view after the initial page opens.
Res Visual Sat. Select both "Multiple" and "High/Large"
Click on Ca.
- Eureka Office, Satellite selection. CA, NV, OR Satellite Views (Visual,
IR, Water Vapor, etc.) Select the area and view you want to see.
Meteorology. Select West Coast & EPAC (Eastern Pacific)
to see Northern California, and various others.
enhanced IR sat photo of USA (showing coldest in red, then yellow,
green, gray, and warmest as black), with depiction of Surface Highs/
Lows/ Fronts/ Wind arrows, etc.
enhanced IR sat photo of the Eastern Pacific (dark blue is
cold (the highest), light blue warmer, black is hottest, meaning the
Forecast Chart Models
Model - Unisys Weather "Rapid Update Cycle" forecasts.
Very latest, short range, 3, 6, 9, and 12 hr forecasts.
Model - 4 panel - Unisys - select 700 mb - 12 hour forecasts
- 12, 24, 36, and 48 hour forecasts.
Model - 4 panel - Unisys - a second opinion of above
- every 12 hrs, for 48 hrs out.
Model - 300 Mb (30,000 ft) Unisys- Use top menu
to see all altitudes, up to 3 days.
Model - Let it load! Then watch see 5,000 ft charts for next
ten days, in 12 hour increments.
Golden Gate Wx - ggweather.com - 18,000 ft charts forecast
out to 384 hours (16 Days!) (resource from Doug A.)
Golden Gate Wx - ggweather.com - 10,000 ft charts-
16 Days also!
of winds aloft Aviation Weather Center - Select "Wind
the date/time, and the altitude.
Model - Short Range (12hrly - out
to 72 Hr)
Model - Medium Range (24 hourly - out to 6 days)
- temp, rel hum, winds, 24 hr Fcst Weather Maps of USA.
- all - from 12 to 72 hr Fcst - GFS Short Range Forecasts of
850mb Temperature, Humidity and Winds.
*Thanks to Peter Kelly (PK) for these great WX links