Check Out This Wind Map
This is not U.Va.-related, directly, but given our preoccupation with weather lately …
Check out this wind map of the U.S.
Here’s the Web proprietor’s disclaimer:
The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company. We’ve done our best to make this as accurate as possible, but can’t make any guarantees about the correctness of the data or our software. Please do not use the map or its data to fly a plane, sail a boat, or fight wildfires
If the map is missing or seems slow, we recommend the latest Chrome browser.
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.