Tuesday, June 28, 2016

WEATHER (or not)

GRIB file for SF to HI effective 2016-06-29-0600 UTC
The wonders of modern technology!

I just made an email request for a prediction of the San Francisco to Hawaii weather for tomorrow. Then I sent out the request and got this custom made weather map a few minutes later. It shows the wind speed and direction, and the air pressure isobars. I've drawn a straight line from the start line to the finish line just to guide the eye. Clearly going straight takes you into lighter winds. A more southern route is indicated. But there's the rub. How south can you go without suffering from the increased distance?

That's what makes it a race. Makes it fun.

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