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Old 05-22-2018, 07:34 PM   #1
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Checking the winds?

What are you guys using to check wind conditions on the roads you're about to drive?
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:38 PM   #2
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Never have had an issue or problem. My 5th wheel is rock solid when towing. Two weeks ago I towed 2 1/2 hours in some pretty gusty winds and never felt a thing.
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:17 PM   #3
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Local weather on tv/radio, Weatherbug on my phone.
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:20 PM   #4
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Checking the winds?

iPhone / iPad app called Windy. Not only show direction and speed but also can fast forward a couple of days to see changes.
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:20 AM   #5
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iPhone / iPad app called Windy. Not only show direction and speed but also can fast forward a couple of days to see changes.
CamperJo. I just installed the app you mentioned called Windy on my Android phone. Looks very useful. In addition to forecasts, there is a menu with "reported wind" as one of the selections. Thank you for posting this.
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:43 PM   #6
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Iíll look at flags along the way as I drive. I used to crew for a hot air balloon and this was a fairly easy way to judge wind. Not accurate as far as exact speed but if you saw a large flag being held straight out you could bet it was about 15+. It helped when we were preparing to land. So I still use it today as a cheap way to gauge. Now I also have an app for that LOL go figure.

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Old 05-24-2018, 07:59 AM   #7
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Thanks for that app recommendation. I'm mesmerized by watching the wind currents across the state and/or country.
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Old 05-24-2018, 08:05 AM   #8
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Thanks for that app recommendation. I'm mesmerized by watching the wind currents across the state and/or country.
If you like that, here is one that shows the wind around the world.

https://earth.nullschool.net/#curren...=-1.145,52.280

Kinda neat, but more home computer than cell phone.

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Old 05-24-2018, 08:26 AM   #9
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I just look at the predicted gusts in the Weather Network app. But I do that at the campground to determine if a particular storm's going to be strong enough to warrant putting the awning in over night.

When driving, I don't worry about it. My schedule's not flexible enough to change my travel plans. Having to be back for work/kids back for school, we've gotta get home. The more windy it is, the more I slow down, but either way, I'm still on the road.
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