Wind conditions at Clinton

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wakarusan
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Wind conditions at Clinton

Post by wakarusan » Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:16 pm

Hey folks,

Does anyone know of any resources available that provide windspeed at various locations (i.e., clinton lake)? on an hourly basis? I've got out to clinton several times now and been foiled by excessive wind. If not, how do other folks determine optimum times for paddling?

thx,
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Post by Shawn » Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:42 am

I don't know about hourly, but here is a link to the Corps site that list the conditions for the day.

http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/cgi-bin/d ... me=clinton

Here is an amature Radio station hooked up to a 1-Wire weather reporting station based in Lawrence.

http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/wxpage.cgi?call=CW1616
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Post by Timmy » Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:24 am

Look at Shawn, Mr. APRS 8)

Topeka NWS report for Lawrence comes from the airport so you'll have to work out the correlation to the water conditions based on the observations and their speed and direction, but.........

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/forecast/MapCli ... &map.y=150

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wind conditions

Post by wakarusan » Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:07 pm

Thanks all, your sites are much appreciated.

Naturally, 5 minutes after i post, i stumbled upon what seems to be a pretty good site, although i haven't verified accuracy:

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/fin ... uery=66047

if you need the zip code of the location, one can use google earth.

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What are you boating with Canoe or Kayak?

Post by bwbwetarnp&co » Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:06 pm

As for the lakes around northeast Kansas, we have not found one that goes beyond what our sea Kayaks can handle, but I would not take our kevlar Canoe if it is much beyond a stiff breeze. We just got back from Jackson and Yellowstone lake region and I am glad to see that what was described as strong winds and wave out on these lakes was not much different from what we encountered on our man made water holes in Kansas. Of coarse we would not like to go out on a stormy day in any of them. :)

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A new thought

Post by bwbwetarnp&co » Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:27 pm

I was just reviewing an E Johnson Kayak tape this afternoon and came across another thought. He made the statement that to be totally relaxed was key. Of course he is talking white water, but I know the same is true in our Perception Shadows. When we are totally calm I swear that a cruise liner could run right under us and we would still be upright. I encourage you to try one of these larger Kayaks on big water. I think you might see a difference for sure.

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