Sunday, April 1, 2012

Wind Map

Earlier today I came across something incredibly cool: a US Wind Map. It is an interactive map of the US with forecast winds shown across the country. These near-term forecasts are updated once per hour, with data from the National Digital Forecast Database. The website describes it as a "living portrait."

There are handy keys detailing the wind speeds on the side bar, along with a note of the top and average speeds. It's unfortunate that it isn't shown where the top speed occurs.

The site proudly states that it is not associated with any corporation and is, in fact, a personal art project. A disclaimer expounds, "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, pilot a boat, or fight wildfires." So while the map may be fun to look at, don't use it for anything serious!

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