Weather Links

Weather Links

Iceboating is highly dependent on weather conditions. The ice needs to be relatively snow-free and the wind not too strong.

Accuweather.com

One of the most comprehensive weather sites on the web, this is the Madison page.

Air Sports Net Surface Condition

Weather Forecasting for Air Sports Aviators.

Google Live Wind Map

 

Great Lakes Ice Cover

NOAA-GLERL has been exploring the relationships between ice cover, lake thermal structure, and regional climate for over 30 years through development, maintenance, and analysis of historical model simulations and observations of ice cover, surface water temperature, and other variables

iWindsurf.com

Has a great national network of real time wind data and for relatively small monthly fee you can get forecasts and historical data etc. The best thing about it is you can get forecasts and real time wind on your cell phone.

KGAN Cedar Rapids, Iowa

A look out to the west of the Four Lakes area for a look at the weather heading our way.

Models

MeteoEarth

Interactive current weather and forecasts world wide.

Midwest Weather

 

National Weather Service

This site is loaded with all kinds of useful Wisconsin information.
Here’s the US map.

NWS Interactive Snow Information

The ultimate map for snow information.

National Wind Speed Live Map 1

Shows current US wind conditions
National Wind Speed Live Map 2

NOAA Graphical Forecast Map

Mouse over wind speed, temperature, etc. in the left column and the map shows the forecast condition.

Intellicast Wind Cast

A must for all sailors, specific to the Midwest.

Sailflow

Offering four different wind model forecasts for the Madison area.

SpotWX

“Designed as a spot weather forecasting tool. There’s no shortage of sites out there, both government and private, which display weather maps from various models. However getting the actual numbers required for a spot forecast remains a difficult task without specialized desktop software. SpotWx was created to fill that void.”

Tropical Tibits Forecast Models

Supplies graphical forecasts from numerical weather models.

Unisys Weather

For graphical weather information. Satisfying the needs of the weather professional, but can be a tool for the casual user as well.The graphics and data are displayed as a meteorologist would expect to see. For the novice user, there are detailed explanation pages to guide them through the various plots, charts and images.

UW Madison Space Science and Engineering Center

Meteorological instruments installed on the SSEC’s building report the weather in real time every thirty seconds.

Windy

“Weather radar, wind and waves forecast for kiters, surfers, paragliders, pilots, sailors and anyone else.”

Windyty

A non-commercial project by an avid kite-skier and pilot in the Czech Republic. You can also click on specific locations on the map to get very interesting-looking local forecasts Click here for Four Lakes page. Hit the play button to see the wind forecast animation out five days.

The World’s Wind

A live map of current wind conditions around the earth, “a visualization of global weather conditions forecast by supercomputers updated every three hours”.

Wisconsin State Climatology Office

This site has snowfall and snow cover information, wind data for selected cities, seasonal summaries of Wisconsin weather, and so much more.

WISC Channel 3 Weather

Local CBS television station.

WKOW Channel 27 Weather

For the best and most accurate local Doppler radar.

WMTV Channel 15 Weather

Local NBC television station.

Weather Underground

Madison page.

Windmapper

An interactive regional map that gives current wind speed, current weather, and forecasts for the major ice boating cities in the area.

Weather Forecast

Clear
Currently
25°
Clear
Tomorrow is forecast to be nearly the same temperature as today. Snow showers developing in the afternoon.
Clear
Friday 02/16 0%
High 33° / Low 12°
Clear
Mainly clear. Lows overnight in the low teens.
Snow Showers
Saturday 02/17 40%
High 34° / Low 17°
Snow Showers
Cloudy skies with afternoon snow showers. High 34F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 02/18 10%
High 44° / Low 37°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 44F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.
Rain
Monday 02/19 100%
High 52° / Low 31°
Rain
Cloudy with periods of rain. Thunder possible. High 52F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%.
Ice Pellets
Tuesday 02/20 70%
High 33° / Low 18°
Ice Pellets
A variety of wintry precipitation types in the morning will become mainly rain and snow showers in the afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 70%.
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