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Old 04-15-2012, 08:05 PM   #31
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handy spring trip resource for sure!!!
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:04 PM   #32
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Thanks for the link.

I've looked quite a bit then used it for last week's trip. Great help. Now I'm looking in more detail for next month's trip where I want to avoid warm nights. The site let me find the line where the "normal" 8 PM temperatures are 70F. (I know that normal isn't usual, but seeing what's normal does help.)

All I need now is precise local forecasts for mosquitos, gnats, black flies, etc. Do I expect too much?
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:36 PM   #33
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Cows. That is the best, cheapest and simplest means of weather info while on the road. If they are all standing, no rain. If half are lying down, 50% chance of showers. If most are lying down, have the rain gear ready.

Sounds silly and no, not an exact science but keep an eye out on your next ride. :)
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:10 PM   #34
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That's all kinds of awesome, even spammed my friends about it. Thanks!
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:51 PM   #35
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:35 AM   #36
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Cows. That is the best, cheapest and simplest means of weather info while on the road. If they are all standing, no rain. If half are lying down, 50% chance of showers. If most are lying down, have the rain gear ready.

Sounds silly and no, not an exact science but keep an eye out on your next ride. :)
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:26 PM   #37
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HTCoonass: Living and playing in the Rockies, I use this EVERYDAY!!! It sits in a tab on my browser permanently. Best weather site to date, Thanks Again.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:41 PM   #38
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:38 AM   #39
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:19 PM   #40
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:29 PM   #41
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Most excellent link...
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:52 PM   #42
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:01 AM   #43
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You were right. THANK YOU!!! This is awesome.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:50 AM   #44
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How is everyone finding this site in terms of accuracy? I have been using it for about 3 or 4 months now.

I am not sure where they source all the data for this but maybe it is more accurate in the states than for Europe?

For example, I was using it to try and plan a route from Spain to Croatia that would go through the Haute Alps, in Frances East. If you check out Montgenèvre, France for example, you will see that in the coming days they are predicting lows of 4 degrees etc. and the future predictions are all big highs, low lows a parabola of sorts... however if you go and look in the history it shows up that they have been averaging 20 degrees, even into the depths of the morning, I was following these for a few days and it would always predict a low under 5, but the historic temperature never got below 17 or so. Also if you googlethe current weather in Montgenèvre, France it says 13 degrees on google search, whereas weatherspark says it is 21 degrees.

This is all in celcius btw.

I mean, for something to be useful it has to be accurate, if I saw 21 degrees and then hit up Montgenèvre on the motorbike only to find out it was 13 degrees when I got there... I mean that is a big difference in comfort and planned clothing.
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:17 PM   #45
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Thanks for the link. I was able to project a future ride to explore south west Texas and was checking out the weather patterns for the best time of the year to not die of a heat stroke. I've passed on the site to another member as well.
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