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Current Surface Map National

 

 

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Surface maps tell you where the fronts are, and show you the atmospheric pressure distribution in the region. Good for figuring out if you have to call in sick, or just leave work early when a front's about to hit.

 

Current Surface Map Pressure Gradient Local

Current Weather Summary of Utah

Current Surface Map National (Animated)

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Current Winds

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3 Day Forecast Winds SLC

3 Day Forecast Winds Provo 

3 Day Forecast Winds Evanston

Current Jet Stream 

If the jet stream is over us with any speed, it greatly influences the sailing. This holds true unless we have dreaded "afternoon thunderstorms" in the area. Northerly or northwesterly jets will mean better sailing at Utah Lake. Westerly jet stream generally means good sailing at Sulfur Creek, and DeerCreek.

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More Generic Utah Weather
Mesonet for Northern Utah Great site map of northern Utah and Wyoming with hot buttons for every reporting station in the area. Drag your mouse over the area you wish to check, then click and you'll get the last 12-24 hours of conditions.

10 Day SLC Forecast from weather.com.  Somewhat useful for predicting Rush wind.


NOAA SLC Forecasts  From Trip Houk (who never gets skunked) : "This site offers clickable forecasts and observation readings for specific areas. Here's how I use it: Scroll down to the map and click on the area which want to sail, (if you don't know click on area forecast ) if it mentions wind of 10+ in the forecast, it will probably be sailable. Compare the current readings with the forecast, then you can go to the bottom of the page to get actual satellite pictures and radar readings." 

The below site will give you the daily (6 AM, 6 PM) winds aloft reading from the radiosonde balloon sent up at SLC airport. Its useful for figuring out just whatís up there and which way itís blowing. As the day heats up, these winds tend to mix more with the surface and affect our sailing. Note which altitude corresponds to where you are going, i.e., 7,000 ft is close to the elevation of Sulfur Creek.
Winds Aloft

 

 

 

Current wind, temp and pressure for Utah Windsurfing favorites 

 

 

Rush Lake Forecast & Current Conditions

Rush Lake (Penny's)     
Rush Lake (Stockton)    RUSH IS KNEE DEEP 

Rush Lake Predictor      SPRING of 06

          

 

Penny's is about 1/2 mile to the South of Rush. The Stockton Bar is about 2 Miles to the North, but high up in the foothills, and being higher up in the atmosphere, usually reads high. The average between the 2 is the most likely wind speed at Rush. If the wind is different directions between the 2, wait an hour and try again.   The Lake Point Predictor is (very roughly) a good predictor for the wind Rush will get about an hour later.  Time Series allow you to check which way the wind, temperature, and pressure are trending, should you be bold enough to try and predict when the wind will be at Rush and how strong the wind will be.

 

ULSSB Forecast & Current Conditions

Provo Boat Harbor Forecast & Current Conditions

Lindon Launch Forecast & Current Conditions

Saratoga Springs Forecast& Current Conditions

MM19 Current Forecast & Current Conditions 

Utah Lake (Airport)                   
Utah Lake (Saratoga Springs)              

Utah Lake (SSB)

SSB Predictor (Bluffdale)

 

 

The Provo Muni Airport reads pretty true to North wind speeds at Lindon.   South readings are pretty consistent if the wind is Southwest. If the wind is Southeast, don't go to Utah lake.   The Saratoga Springs site is not far from the city park and should be good for checking weather at the park (Just a couple of miles South of Rocky Point). The  Springville (SSB) site is becoming popular with Kite Boarders as a qualifier for wind at the South Sandy Beach. The Bluffdale site appears to switch North about 2 hours before the North gets to SSB.

 

DC Sailboat Beach Forecast & CC

DC Island Beach Forecast & Current Conditions

DC Snake Creek Launch Forecast and CC

DeerCreek (Heber Airport near Charleston)

DeerCreek (Snake Creek north end of lake))      

DeerCreek (DAM)                      
DeerCreek Predictor                 

DC Weather Talker 435-657-0817 

 

 

 The Charleston station is just North of  lake, but about 20 feet off the ground. Charleston is currently the best indicator of wind on the lake, and is pretty consistent with what you'd be sailing.  The Dam Chute is very consistent with what you'd be sailing at Sailboat Beach, but it's typically only up in the late fall and early spring.   The Arrowhead reporting station is at 8,252 feet is a good predictor of planable winds from the Southwest later that day at DeerCreek (the "Pine" effect).

 

 

Sulfur Creek Forecast & Current Conditions

Sulfur Creek (First Divide)     

Sulphur Creek Predictor      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The First Divide station is the best bet.  Wahsatch EB may be a good predictor for West wind at Sulphur.

 

 

 

Grantsville Reservoir           

 

 

 

Reporting station right at the lake, what you see is what you get. Grantsville is a good morning site in the Autumn and Spring if it has water.

 

 

 

Jordanelle (Dam)             Maybe Gone forever     

 

Reporting station is down.  I'll relink if it comes back.  Reporting station is right on the dam, South wind reports are very accurate. 

 

 

Lake Mojave (Bullhead City)

Lake Mojave (Searchlight)

Lake Mojave Wind and Temp Data 1999-2002

 

 

 

The Bullhead City report is fairly accurate with North wind on the lake at Katherine's. South wind is fairly accurate at 6 Mile Cove to the Searchlight reading.

 

 

Bear Lake

 

 

 

Salt Ponds

 

Current Precip

 

 

Courtesy Mike Rosberg:  Anywhere between mile post 91 and 92, on I 80.  I don't know if its really legal to park or not. Just flip your hood up before you go out.

South only works if we have some strong south. The North Thermal is strong. The Bermester link is right on the west end of the ponds. The north thermal is not as strong as Rush since we don't have any venturi effect

 

Mona

 

 

South wind potential much like Rush. Look for local South conditions at 15-25 before you go. The "Nephi" link is about 7 miles from Mona.

 

Yuba

 

 

Morning Thermals in the 6.5 to 8.5 range under a South or Southwesterly flow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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