Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Wind data for coastal rivers?

  1. #1
    Member 6XLeech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Eagle River
    Posts
    2,162

    Default Wind data for coastal rivers?

    Anyone know where I could find climate data - monthly average wind strengths in particular - for Alaska coastal rivers?

    I found some average data on wind resource sites (below), but no season average info.

    http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/i...ak_50m_800.jpg

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Member danattherock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    5,608

    Default

    Not specific to rivers, but when planning float trips, I go to www.wunderground.com and do the "Trip Planner" in the upper right. Put in the name of a nearby village and you get tons of info. You can choose the dates, for example, Noatak (village) Aug 20-28. Then it will give me about 10 years worth of weather averages on temps, wind, rain, etc.. This makes it easy to see a historical average for an area and more importantly, for the exact timing of your trip. A useful tool no doubt, but not specific to rivers unfortunately. But there are many, many villages near the rivers most folks float.

    Below is a link to a "Trip Planner" for Noatak Sept 10-17 as an example...

    http://www.wunderground.com/history/...atename=Alaska






    .
    The two loudest sounds known to man: a gun that goes bang when it is supposed to go click and a gun that goes click when it is supposed to go bang.

  3. #3
    Member 6XLeech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Eagle River
    Posts
    2,162

    Thumbs up Good historical climate info...

    I found a village at the mouth - like you said many years' worth of temps, pressure, precip and wind data - including gusts. Very helpful.
    Thanks, Dan.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •