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Offline Mike

Winds ... which way do they really blow?
« on: April 23, 2007, 09:47:53 am »
C2C Northern Route... I really want to do this from East to West but I am hearing that the winds aren't as neutral as I've read.  Anyone that has done this Mid-May into June please offer your tail-wind/head-wind experience.  Thanks, Mike


Offline RussellSeaton

Winds ... which way do they really blow?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2007, 11:46:21 am »
In the midwestern states the winds will be predominantly out of the south during the May-June time period.  If its cold, relatively speaking, they will be out of the north.  If its hot or normal temp, they will be out of the south.  Add in a little west or east to the predominant south or north.  But count on South, Southwest, and Southeast.


Offline litespeed

Winds ... which way do they really blow?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2007, 01:33:31 pm »
My experiences with wind:
I had light westerly headwinds going east to west across Michigan and Wisconsin but no appreciable wind going westward across Iowa. I've had intermitently strong southerly winds while going westward across Nebraska then faced strong west winds when I entered Wyoming. But they were often broken up by weather fronts.
When you get out west strong westerly winds prevail up the river valleys like the Colombia on the WA/OR line and the St. Joe in northern Idaho.
The most relentless headwinds I ever faced were strong SE winds while going ESE across Kansas. The strongest headwinds I ever faced were westerly winds while going westward near Lubbock, TX.
My guess is that headwinds are less of a problem going east-to-west on your northern route.

This message was edited by litespeed on 4-23-07 @ 9:36 AM

Offline ptaylor

Winds ... which way do they really blow?
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2007, 04:26:50 pm »
Here is everything you ever wanted to know about US winds.

Paul
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Offline MKauffman

Winds ... which way do they really blow?
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2007, 12:16:16 pm »
Well thats a nifty website...


Offline Mike

Winds ... which way do they really blow?
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2007, 12:55:01 pm »
Thanks for all the info on wind scenarios.  I've plotted out the wind direction on my charts and the result is I  am going "according to plan" and trek'n east to west.

 
Regards,

Mike