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Sites for longer term weather forecast

 Poster: A snowHead
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What are good websites for longer term weather trend forecasts?

I am a meteo-enthousiast (windsurfer) and can interpret the spaghetti plots (wigglies?) from the major weather sites. I use this one, to see further out:
https://www.weerplaza.nl/15daagse/?r=midden&type=both_pluim&element=ff

High pressure has been diverting and killing the snow-bringing low-pressure systems, for weeks on end now.
I want to see any early signs in the pressure systems.

I am just looking for comparable websites for the french alps
- spaghetti plots / wigglies
- weather amateur sites, can read french, where developments further out are discussed
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
One of the best sites/apps for weather forecasting if you're into action sports is www.windy.com

Click on the hamburger menu on the lower right & see there's lots of parameters you can select to display

You'll see that all the round the world yachtsmen in the single handed Vendée Globe etc were using it for their routeing decisions
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In the mean time, found one interesting forum in french
https://forums.infoclimat.fr/f/topic/57109-du-7-au-13-f%C3%A9vrier-2022-pr%C3%A9vision-m%C3%A9t%C3%A9o-semaine-6/

Google translated
https://forums-infoclimat-fr.translate.goog/f/topic/57109-du-7-au-13-f%C3%A9vrier-2022-pr%C3%A9vision-m%C3%A9t%C3%A9o-semaine-6/?_x_tr_sl=fr&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=nl&_x_tr_pto=wapp
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@Onnem, The thing is watching & interpreting Atlantic depressions and subsequent fronts and how they track up the Channel delivering potential wind is relatively straightforward compared to forecasting weather in the mountains.

For well over 20 years I've been running a popular site for UK South Coast Windsurfers and Kitesurfers , in those years I've seen the development of loads of great sites and apps such as windguru and windy and their accuracy has just gotten better and better as model resolutions have increased.

That said I still like looking at good old synoptic charts.



In the old days, it was very difficult to forecast a classic sea-breeze but now the majority of apps show the mid-afternoon swing in the Seabreeze season.

I still have a weather station updating to my site once a minute along with loads of other data as well as eyeball reports when I'm back in my house on the beach.

Since being able to spend whole seasons here I've seen the subtle nuances of mountain weather and the various micro-climates that exist due to the dramatic differences in terrain, and I've learnt that you can't really rely on any forecast more than a couple of days out, and even then they too come the hour can be dramatically different.

So the best strategy is to look at a number of sites, and then nearer the time look out of the window Laughing


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Wx-charts.com has a ton of models
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Weathercam wrote:
@Onnem, The thing is watching & interpreting Atlantic depressions and subsequent fronts and how they track up the Channel delivering potential wind is relatively straightforward compared to forecasting weather in the mountains. Laughing


The thing is, I'm not do much interested in forecast for the next week. Wepowder, my countryman Meteomorris does a fine job in explaining developments.

I want to be able to find developments of pressure patterns in the longer term (10-20 days out) with main run and variants. Probable routes depressions.

And most of all. When is that mother-€#@* of a blocking high pressure over Biscaya going to crumble Evil or Very Mad
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https://www.weatheronline.co.uk/cgi-bin/expertcharts?LANG=en&MENU=0000000000&CONT=euro&MODELL=gfs&MODELLTYP=1&BASE=-&VAR=prec&HH=3&ZOOM=0&WMO=&ARCHIV=0&LOOP=1&RES=0
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@Onnem,
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I want to be able to find developments of pressure patterns in the longer term

Sounds like https://www.wetterzentrale.de/ is what you're after Toofy Grin
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@red 27

That pressure run you post is terrific, as a visual. Thanks you *3 !

Not top enthousiastic about the pack of precipitation, but you cant help that Eh oh!
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@Onnem, HTH

My real name is Piers Corbyn - please subscribe to my YouTube channel wink
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Funny that.
Being a cheesehead, I had never heard of Piers. Now I Googled the name Puzzled

You Brits are lucky. We have Thierry Bidet and William Devilsangel spoo
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