Northwest Kiteboarding
Forum | Classifieds | Lost & Found | CGKA | Industry | Sensors | Forecast | Spots | Seattle | Decals | RSS | Facebook

Events | Photos | Search | Register | Profile | Log in to check your messages | Log in 

Wind Forecast

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Northwest Kiteboarding -> Gorge / Portland / Oregon Coast
previous topic :: next topic  
Author Message
skimboardlife

Since 06 Sep 2011
17 Posts

 



PostThu Apr 19, 12 10:04 pm    Wind Forecast Reply with quote

I'm looking for a good wind forecast website, the few i have looked at all give me different numbers.

Thanks Kamrin

View user's profile Send private message
dancingwind

Since 18 Jul 2007
321 Posts

Obsessed



PostThu Apr 19, 12 11:14 pm     Reply with quote

http://thegorgeismygym.com/forecast
http://www.weather.gov/

_________________
SAY WHAT YOU MEAN, MEAN WHAT YOU SAY

View user's profile Send private message
hilton

Since 15 Aug 2008
662 Posts

Addicted



PostFri Apr 20, 12 6:37 am     Reply with quote

This one has lots of data from NOAA that is formatted to be easier to read.

http://gorgewindsurfing.blogspot.com/p/week-custom-noaa-gorge.html

View user's profile Send private message
30knotwind

Since 20 Apr 2012
36 Posts
White Salmon, WA
 



PostFri Apr 20, 12 10:11 am     Reply with quote

Also, a detailed forecast is available:
http://gorgewindsurfing.blogspot.com/p/custom-noaa-gorge.html

I created the website, any feedback is appreciated.
Thanks,
Chris

View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Justsmile

Since 20 Jul 2009
1440 Posts
Not Portland
XTreme Poster



PostFri Apr 20, 12 11:44 am     Reply with quote

nice job on the forecast site!!!!!

View user's profile Send private message
lykaneagle

Since 14 Apr 2011
76 Posts
Oregon City
 



PostFri Apr 20, 12 12:35 pm     Reply with quote

anyway to tell if Jones will be blowing?

View user's profile Send private message
skimboardlife

Since 06 Sep 2011
17 Posts

 



PostFri Apr 20, 12 1:53 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks for all the info

View user's profile Send private message
Justsmile

Since 20 Jul 2009
1440 Posts
Not Portland
XTreme Poster



PostFri Apr 20, 12 2:20 pm     Reply with quote

Jones could blow. There needs to be at least 12-15 degree difference between Astoria and kelso so it gets the heat exchange blowing. Wait another month and it shoul be a little more consistent blowing

Your source for accurate windsurfing and kitboarding forecasts on the Columbia River and Oregon Coast.

Jones Beach Observations
Current Observations Fri Apr 20, 4:26 pm local time

Pressure Gradients Inches Dir Trend
AST - PDX 0.02 W Increasing


Temperature Gradients Degrees F Trend
AST - PDX -5 Decreasing


Site pressure Wind Sky Temp
AST 30.24 N at 5 mph (7 km/h) overcast 52F (11C)
KLS 30.24 N at 6 mph (9 km/h) overcast 54F (12C)
PDX 30.22 WNW at 6 mph (9 km/h) overcast 57F (14C)



Advice from the Jones Beach Gurus
Time of day - The 5:00pm rule seems to always be a part of what makes Jones work. In the summer wind starts at 3:30 even though the gradient has been there for awhile. The wind still doesn't really fill in to around five-ish!

Pressure: Look for .04 and increasing west gradient by early afternoon, sometimes even .03 if it has turned around fast.

Wind Directions - If Astoria goes SW and pressure gradient is in the right direction, then it is looking good. When this happens it often blows earlier at Jones.

http://www.nwweather.com/JonesFcst.php

use this link, copy it and put it in your smart phone etc so when the next person asks you can pass it on to them!!

View user's profile Send private message
lykaneagle

Since 14 Apr 2011
76 Posts
Oregon City
 



PostFri Apr 20, 12 2:43 pm     Reply with quote

most excellent. thank you!

View user's profile Send private message
quenyaistar

Since 21 Oct 2011
416 Posts
Cougar, WA
Obsessed



PostFri Apr 20, 12 6:38 pm     Reply with quote

Sunday and Monday looks like a good chance of 12 degree diff between Astoria and Kelso according to NOAA
_________________
1 OF 1

View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Northwest Kiteboarding -> Gorge / Portland / Oregon Coast All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum