On Monday June 20 the New Weather Center was added to the Wind Power Web site. The Site has it’s own URL at WindPowerWeather.com . A Weather Center link is available on Wind Power home page and under Information pull-down menu.
As you can see in the picture above the Wind Sensor is mounted much higher than in the past. It will give a more realistic reading in more directions due to the added height. My brother Andy donated an A-Scow mast which we put on top of the shop. The Wind Sensor is on top of it which should put it at 60 plus feet. This is around the height of the neighboring trees.
But that is not all that the Weather Center is about. It has a very detailed graphs of the wind speed with gusts, direction and speed, temperature and wind chill. There is also a tabular data. Forecast are available from several popular weather links. Water Temperature is also available. There are graphs with a detailed history of the past weather. Personally I like to see the peak gusts.
A local advisory tells you what launches are good for the current conditions as well as the type of equipment to use. Don’t forget to add the Wind Power Weather Gadget to your desktop. It will keep you up-to-date with the wind conditions on Lake Winnebago’s south end. WindPowerWeather.com/gadget
The Weather Center is dedicated to Stellablue, a longtime companion of the developer of this site. Stellablue was a yellow Labrador retriever and learned to windsurf as a puppy and loved cruising on the long-board. As you can see in the photo, she was ready to go, but was not much help up-hauling the sail. The Weather Center is dedicated to her memory.
The Weather Center was many hours in development and deciphering data find what would work best for Wind Power. Some of the unique features are the recommended Launch Sites and desktop gadget (for Windows). The Weather Center not only provides weather data, but provides a lot of explanations and educational information. Check out the Information and Sensor pages for example.
We are excited to bring this new service and it’s features to you. Feel free to blog back or contact us with any comments and suggestions. Enjoy the weather Center and make the most of it to increase you fun in the WIND on Lake Winnebago.
Kevin USA 8