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General Weather Info


This version of the weather page has been simplified for ease of smart phone browsing. See our regular Weather page for more detailed version. If a weather link becomes outdated please email Rick Heninger and/or Craig Goudie

Surface Maps

Surface maps tell you where the fronts are, and show you the atmospheric pressure distribution in the region. Good for figuring out if you have to call in sick, or just leave work early when a front's about to hit.

  • Current Winds
  • Current Jet StreamIf the jet stream is over us with any speed, it greatly influences the sailing. This holds true unless we have dreaded "afternoon thunderstorms" in the area. Northerly or northwesterly jets will mean better sailing at Utah Lake. Westerly jet stream generally means good sailing at Sulfur Creek, and DeerCreek.

 

 

US Jet Stream from TWC                       US Jet from SFSU & Accuview
  • 3 Day Forecast Winds SLC
  • 3 Day Forecast Winds Provo
  • 3 Day Forecast Winds Evanston
  • Winds Aloft will give you the daily (6 AM, 6 PM) winds aloft reading from the radiosonde balloon sent up at SLC airport. Its useful for figuring out just what's up there and which way it's blowing. As the day heats up, these winds tend to mix more with the surface and affect our sailing. Note which altitude corresponds to where you are going, i.e., 7,000 ft is close to the elevation of Sulfur Creek.

More Generic Utah Weather

 

 

Precipitation

 

 

Water Site Specific Weather Info

Clickable Regional Mesonet Wind Map (very handy)

Rush Lake

Penny's is about 1/2 mile to the South of Rush. The Stockton Bar is about 2 Miles to the North, but high up in the foothills The Lake Point Predictor is (very roughly) a good predictor for the wind Rush will get about an hour later.

 

 

 

 

Grantsville Reservoir

Reporting station right at the lake. Grantsville is a good morning site in the Spring and Fall.

 

 

 

 

 

Utah Lake (PBH live webcam  Lindon live webcam)

The Provo Muni Airport reads true to North wind speeds at Lindon. South readings- consistent if the wind is Southwest. Southeast wind, pass on Utah lake. The Saratoga Springs is OK for park conditions. The Springville (SSB) site is a qualifier for wind at the South Sandy Beach. The Bluffdale North is 2 hrs befor SSB.


 

Deer Creek (DC live webcam)

The Charleston station North of lake 20 feet off the ground. Currently best indicator of on lake conditions. The Dam Chute is very consistent for sailing Sailboat Beach. The Arrowhead reporting station at 8,252 feet, good predictor of planable winds from the Southwest.

 

 

 

Sulfur Creek

The First Divide station is the best bet. Wahsatch EB may be a good predictor for West wind at Sulphur.

 

 

Salt Ponds

    Sketchy parking. Anywhere between mile post 91 and 92, on I 80.South only works if we have some strong south. The North Thermal is strong. The Bermester station is at west end of the ponds. The north thermal is not as strong as Rush.

  • Burmester

 

Yuba

Morning Thermals in the 6.5 to 8.5 range under a South or Southwesterly flow.



Mona

South wind potential much like Rush. Look for local South conditions at 15-25 before you go. The "Nephi" link is about 7 miles from Mona.

Willard Bay (Willard live webcam)

 



Jordanelle (Jnell live webcam)

Pineview (Pineview live webcam)

Of dubious value, the Huntsville weather stations may be useful if the wind hits double digits.



Bear Lake (Bl Live webcam)


Lake Mojave - "Winter Camp"

The Bullhead City report is fairly accurate with North wind on the lake at Katherine's. South wind is fairly accurate at 6 Mile Cove to the Searchlight reading.

Mojave Windfinder forecast

Current Southwest Surface Map-Click for more clarity

 

SnowKite Specific Weather Sites


Park City (Home Depot)

Driving east on I-80 drive an exit past Park City to exit at 40. Exit Silver Summit. Drive past Home Depot. Please respect the property, fences, etc. Use all kiting safety knowledge so that we are able to protect these kiting sites...

 

Powder Mountain

Powder Montain Ski Resort allows snow kiting up on top...

 

Richardson Flats

Park City site with easy after work access.

 

Rush Lake

Lake effect Snow and Wind from the GSL can bring powered riding. Wind pours from the North & South, with steady wind starting around 10 mph.

 

Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive in Fairview Utah discovered for Snowkiting by Brian and Heather Schenck. Some argue that it has the best terrain for snowkiting in the world... Try it for yourself.

 

Strawberry River

All around strawberry Reservoir there are numerous areas to snowkite.

 



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