Another beautiful wind map

Several weeks ago I published an item about my favorite wind map — live wind currents swirling across a map of the United States in an endless, ever-changing piece of abstract art.

In searching for its URL, I found another wind map. On it the swirling winds cover the entire globe in a beautiful blue-and-green interactive map. You can rotate the earth to any location and zoom in or out. And don’t overlook the “earth” menu in the lower left corner. From there you can add a lot of different overlays such as temperature and humidity. Even carbon monoxide concentrations. There’s more, but I haven’t figured it all out yet.

The internet is so cool!

20 thoughts on “Another beautiful wind map

  1. Cool! Yesterday we would have been a pretty solid, bright neon green area. Winds were steady in the mid-upper 20’s with gusts into the 40’s. It was a blustery day.

    1. Maybe it has something to do with winds coming off the continent? A large land mass like that would certainly have some kind of effect. On the other hand, maybe east to west is not the norm.

    2. Just noticed today that the wind over the British Isles is now from the west. Those easterly winds you saw brought harsh winter weather to Britain, where it/they were called “The Beast from the East.”

  2. Would you believe that when I click on it it opens with Australia as the main continent? That’s even more amazing.

    I wonder if someone in, say India, opened it they would have the Indian sub-continent as the main image?

    1. Hmm, that’s rather strange. Unless somehow the map website homes in on your computer’s location. But I don’t even know if that’s possible. The picture above is what I see when I open it.

... and that's my two cents