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The ideal wind report for a spot!

Postby Kykeon » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:04 pm

What would you like to see in a wind report for a spot?
I.e. Which processed data/graphs?
(raw data are 10 minute samples with averages and gust)

Please give me ideas (your wishes)

That's not forecasting, its analyzing existing data.


My ideas/ specifications so far:

* Overall filter for daylight only and not heavy rain

Windroses like this:


-Overall all data,
-Last 12 months (2 per month)
-Average windrose per month (using all data)

* water temperature per day of year (average min max)
* air temperature per day of year (average min max)

* wind speed vs time (average day profile for each month)

* gust as % of speed per direction
>> per speed

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Re: The ideal wind report for a spot!

Postby Sun » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:01 am

I think this is an excellent idea, and I want to encourage you to keep doing it.

I need to think on it a bit, but for me the only time I would use this data is when I am planning on visiting a spot I’m not familiar with. Data like number of days with wind over X knots is great, but other information is also very valuable, like which wind direction is actually useful for kiting. I think Toby
has tried to use features of this form to document information like that for kite spots. He would really need both sets of info to be fully useful.

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Re: The ideal wind report for a spot!

Postby pete32257 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:28 pm

Another piece of info could be a running tally of whether other kiters are present/planning to arrive/definitely not arriving. Not truly weather, I know, but I always want to know “is anyone else out?” Maybe a bit much for a traditional weather app but sure would be nice. Also a link to a nearby weathercam wiuld be cool.

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