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Posted by: sojopo May 2 2010, 05:25 PM

So, I'm sitting here watching the weatherman, and wondering, for Metro Beach, what weather patterns am I waiting for? I know the good wind directions, but is it high pressure in the area or what? What gives the primo wind/weather combo?

Posted by: mpleatman May 2 2010, 08:40 PM

The short answer to your question is to go to sailflow.com and look at the prediction: http://www.sailflow.com/windandwhere.iws?regionID=232&siteID=1223&Isection=Forecast+Graphs

Even this prediction changes frequently. Of course you could always take a few years and become a meteorologist.

Posted by: Turtle May 3 2010, 09:12 AM

I set up a bunch of links on my site http://www.KiteMI.com take a look at the Lake St Clair tab on the left, scroll down to the Metro Beach write up and links.

If you click the "Click http://wwwa.accuweather.com/forecast-hourly.asp?partner=forecastfox&myadc=0&traveler=1&zipcode=48045&whend=1&whent=14&metric=0 for current weather conditions at Metro Beach" you will be taken to Accu-Weather. I use this for the hour by hour wind and it has been real accurate. Not for the spped, but what time of the day it will pick up.

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=lscm4 will give you the Buoy Conditions of the last reading

http://weather.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/fmtbltn.pl?file=forecasts/marine/great_lakes/lc/lcz460.txt will give you the NOAA forecast for Lake St Clair

Between the Accu-Weather and Lake St Clair Marine Forecast that covers Lake St Clair for me.

My guess today is you won't be riding at Metro, but there is a chance of a thermal since it will be sunny all day and SW winds. Check the buoy reading later in the afternoon and if it gets to above 10 you might score a super lifty metro magic session.

On a SW or W rig on the beach until the swim buoys are in. Use the day sail launch if its S or SE.

If it picks up I will be there.

John

Posted by: Turtle May 3 2010, 09:14 AM

Just a side note, for South East Michigan; Lake St Clair, and Lake Huron most of the guys post in this forum.

http://www.kiteus.com/forums/index.php?showforum=17

It is the Where you Riding in the Great Lakes.

Posted by: Turtle May 3 2010, 03:22 PM

The LSCM4 buoy is at SW12 and its been sunny all day. My bet is that you would get a nice lifty sunset session at Metro tonight, so go get some.

I have learned from Tim B the guy that started this forum; when its SW around 1pm and sunny all day its game on at Metro through sunset.

Let me know if I was correct, I can't make it tonight; Kiteless in Detroit awaiting my Rise Quiver.

John

Posted by: sojopo May 4 2010, 08:43 PM

Great links, thanks. I wasn't looking that particular forum, so that helps alot.

But it seems like I remember that high pressure zone brought sunny days and wind, and lows meant dead air.

Then again, if there's wind, who cares what made it?

Posted by: Cruz May 5 2010, 06:49 PM

High pressure= generally fair with light wind
Low pressure= generally cloudy with high wind

Generally that is...though I am sure it is much more complicated than that.

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