Weathering the Storm

About twenty years ago, here in Colorado Springs one could count on summer showers around 4:00 p.m. for half an hour, which gave way to sunny skies which dried it all up. Until this year that weather pattern had disappeared, and one could count on a dry ride home from work.

Yesterday’s monsoon rains were wicked wet, thunder was loud, and lightning was uncomfortably close. I rode on, reminding myself that this is better than driving because the roads are icy or it is -30° F.

The most accurate weather I have seen comes not from my local TV stations or their websites, but from a little site known as USAir Net. It is geared toward Aviators, but is remarkably accurate and allows me to gauge with some accuracy wind direction. I loathe the wind.

If you’re a commuter, check out this site. It is well worth your time.


  • July 26, 2011 - 9:52 pm | Permalink

    I’m a long time (since the days of Gopher) fan of Weather Underground. They post aviation weather there along with the usual NWS stuff and local observations.

    I’m also a fan of tailwinds 🙂

  • July 29, 2011 - 12:23 am | Permalink

    I’m digging UsAirNet, thanks for the link.  The wind forecast was exactly right for me today.

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