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01/15/07
Weather Obsession
Filed under: brevets
Posted by: The Cyclofiend @ 11:18 pm

Ok. Maybe this will get it out of my system.

I dug through some old links and came back across the National Weather Service Digital Forecast Tool, which is now listed over on the left as “7 Day Forecast” under “bike resources”.  At first I had it set up to kick out a report, but that seems to be a dynamic page that doesn’t like to be referenced by a link.  Hence, the link that doesn’t get all 404 on you ends up on the “Create A Report” page.

For the upcoming SF Randonneurs 200K, I have been using the “TABLE” style, of “7 DAY” with “6 HOUR” increments. Just to play around, I’ve been plugging “Point Reyes Station” as the city, as that seems like a decent enough central location. Press the go button and there’s a ton of data to obsess and fret over. 

For those of you playing along at home, that number is - http://ifps.wrh.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/dwf?siteID=MTR

2 Responses to “Weather Obsession”

  1. Carlos Says:
    I’ve been “scraping” the NWS 5 day forecast for San Francisco for the San Francisco Randonneurs website “Weather Forecast page for a while. I love the way the NWS breaks each day into 2 sets of data, day and night. I think it is very useful for planing longer bike rides like brevets or late start centuries. I think this link for Point Reyes Station should work, as an added bonus it provides results with prety icons. They use longitude and latitude for the locations.
  2. The Cyclofiend Says:
    Very cool Carlos! Thanks!