While cruising the kite forums, I came across this link to a windmap put together by HINT.FM that shows wind direction and speed all over the United States in a single view… Much like Google maps, you can zoom into an area of interest and gauge the wind speed using the provided legend.
Surface wind data comes from the National Digital Forecast Database. These are near-term forecasts, revised once per hour. So what you’re seeing is a living portrait. (See the NDFD site for precise details; our timestamp shows time of download.) And for those of you chasing top wind speed, note that maximum speed may occur over lakes or just offshore.
We hope you find it as interesting as we did – http://hint.fm/wind/