Peter Isler's Weather Links

Peter Isler
Revised: 
Friday, February 2, 2018

BIG PICTURE WEATHER SITES

  • Ocean Prediction Center (a biggie – you should know this site… drill down and save links to favored items such as surface chart – etc)

http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/Pac_tab.shtml

 

  • Pacific Weather Analysis Chart: (the big picture surface chart!)

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/graphics/npac.gif

  • N Pacific wx discussion

http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/shtml/NFDMIMPAC.shtml

 

  • Weather Fax East Pacific (full list and links to all charts – you don’t need wx fax – you can save links and download low bandwidth files from the web)

http://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/fax/ptreyeslatest.shtml

 

  • US Navy Model site (link is for global, but regional site shows west coast and also Hawaii hi rez models – 2017 note: this site has a security certificate problem – so make sure you sort that out before you’re on the Iridium!)

https://www.fnmoc.navy.mil/wxmap_cgi/index.html#global




HURRICANE AND TROPICAL WX SITES

 

  • National Hurricane Center EPacific (it has never happened yet, but those trop waves can affect tactics coming into HI)

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/?epac

 

  • text forecast for Tropical E Pacific Tropical Storms

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/MIAHSFEP2.shtml

 

  • Central Pacific Hurricane Center

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/cphc/

 

SATELLITE IMAGES & SAT WINDS

  • David Birch’s article on Satellite Derived Winds – read first  

 

 

  • Tpac region Pacific Satellite Pix (note: site seems slow to load – maybe not good for Satellite connection)

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/imagery/tpac.html





  • Cool Sat derived winds over race course

http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/windmain.php?&basin=eastpac&sat=wg9&prod=ir&zoom=&time=







LOCAL WX

 

  • Real Time Interpolated Wind near coast – (select “freshest “ time or look back for yesterday’s history.  Great for seeing eddies and local sea breeze and geographic effects.  

http://mag.ncep.noaa.gov/observation-parameter.php?group=Observations%20and%20Analyses&obstype=RTMA&area=CA&ps=area



  • Coastal Zone Marine text NOAA Marine Forecast

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/marine/zone/west/mtrmz.htm

 

  • Offshore Zone Noaa Marine forecasts

 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/zone/off/offpz6mz.htm



  • SF area Forecast Discussion (read this one every day if you care about the weather in the SF area)

 

http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=MTR&issuedby=MTR&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1





LOCAL HAWAII WX

  • Hawaii region wx discussion

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/pages/AFD.php



  • Honolulu NOAA sitemap (home page – save your favorite links before the race)

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/pages/sitemap.php

 

  • State of Hawaii wind map (updated 2x/hr)

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/graphics/st_WIND.gif



  • U of Hawaii Weather Site (worth looking around and finding links before the race)

http://weather.hawaii.edu/

 

  • Hawaii Weather Radar

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/pages/radar.php

 

  • Hawaii Satellite Images (full state and individual island links)

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/pages/satellite.php



  • Hawaii weather links (from the WeatherGuy… a great list, but make sure you do homework first and are not browsing during the race and wasting time and $s

http://www.weatherguy.com/tp40/page.asp?id=135148

 

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