[permaculture] prevailing winds
kd.johnson at insightbb.com
Wed Feb 6 13:15:10 EST 2008
Have you contacted the nearest airports? They can usually provide you
with wind roses which are simple images showing the prevailing winds and
their velocity over the course of a year month by month. We've done many
designs in various regions and had no trouble getting this data from the
Here, for example, is one for Syracuse, NY.
and another for JFK airport in NYC
These are a little different from the ones I am used to in that they
only cover a seven month period but with 16 indicators over that time.
The usual is for a whole year and 12 indicators, i.e. one / month.
Search for wind roses NY
More about wind roses at
OK, this may seem dumb, and maybe I'm just not entering the right
search terms.... can anyone point me to a source for a map of
prevailing wind patterns (particularly upstate NY)? Seems they've
got to be out there on the internet somewhere, but darned if I can
find one (that works or shows anything, that is....)
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