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Old 05-30-2013, 06:51 PM   #29
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Here is another useful site for seeing wind directions

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Old 06-02-2013, 07:28 PM   #30
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If there is a high wind advisory in effect you should ask yourself how important is it to make it to your next stop. If is worth risking your life and that of your passengers? Every person who is in an accident was not planning on this happening and in some cases their haste to get to their destination may have been a fatal mistake.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:38 PM   #31
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The real "Windy City" is Chey-Town. Cheyenne, Wyoming. Not Chi-Town, Chicago. The wind blows more in Cheyenne, and we used to always call it Windoming, when we went there. We lived in Colorado just south of there, and it could be relatively calm at our house, but the further north toward Wyoming we got, the worse the wind was. Driving in just a car I have been scooted over in my lane by the wind. Definitely just pull off the road if it is bad, why risk it?
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:48 PM   #32
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If you must be on the road, I take small trips, stop, rest, if I have more time I watch the wx forecasts and see when the winds will subside. It is usually late dusk or early dawn are better wind conditions.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:50 PM   #33
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Thanks for all the tips. The winds were mild this am and we were close to getting out of WY when I spotted Ft Bridger and decided to stop and see everything there. Of course, the afternoon heating caused the winds to blow, but only in the 15-25mph range. I drove slowly for only about 40 miles before finding a place to stop for the night. Tomorrow's forecast is for 5-10mph winds in the morning -- plenty of time to get quite a ways into Utah. I really DON'T want to have to stay here any longer.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:15 PM   #34
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Years ago, in a Class B, I was driving in the Columbia Gorge by Hood River, OR. The road was icy and it kept getting worse as I got further west. I decided to pull off and check the ice (freezing rain) and wind. I opened the driver door maybe five inches. The wind caught it and actually broke it completely off and blew it about fifteen feet! I suddenly realized how unsafe this was. I grabbed the door, and held it on with tire chains rapped around the arm rests. With my DW and our first born, we limped into Portland, where it was only drizzling, well above freezing, and just a slight breeze. That Columbia Gorge wind can come out of nowhere and blow a semi-truck trailer over! And the DMV closes I-84 when that happens. Just another day out west.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:32 PM   #35
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I am fulltime and my general rule is to let the weather forecast chase me away. Previously, I have only considered temperature and amount of sunshine. I want to be able to wear shorts and a T-shirt 80% of the time and not need air conditioning. I'm now adding wind into my travel plans. This trip thru southern WY has been a real learning experience.
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:43 AM   #36
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As a 30 year resident of Wyoming I can say Amen to that!
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:45 AM   #37
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Right now in southern Indiana north of Vincennes right on the Wabash bluff the weatherbug says 40mph gusts. I was outside in the tool trailer and it was moving the thing. They are telling us tornado warnings out and I just lost the satellite TV signal.

Yesterday when I heard this coming I went out and took pictures of all our roofs. About a month ago we completed a standing seam metal roof on our house and we have a metal garage also and in case of damage sending the pics to my insurance agent, the before pictures. One of the reasons we had a 10 year old roof replaced was all the wind damage.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:28 PM   #38
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Took a demo in a Newmar 34' with the comfort steer, winds 20-30+,

Drove like a train on a track, very impressed.

Going home in my 3/4T pickup I really noticed how much wheel correction I was using.

So it's not all hype the Newmars have something that works.
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another wind map

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another wind map

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This is a keeper; take it from a meteorologist. It is not a forecast, but is updated hourly from current observations across the country. Then it is smoothed by a streamlining program.

While not a forecast, you can look at your upstream weather, whatever and wherever that means and get some idea for tomorrow's challenges.
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If there are warning and bulletins which are a warning high profile vehicles to be cautious, I'd get off the road.


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driving in high wind takes practice, good reflexes and being aware of little knowles trees and any windbreaks by wayside,70% of people drive mhs 30% can operate and control them stay put no old bold ones that are safe in high gusty wind 50mph to 70mph drive safe
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