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Title: Big Bend Weather link
Post by: bdann on February 05, 2008, 09:13:57 AM
Just thought I'd share this:
http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=big+bend+national+park

The forecast is the standar NOAA forecast for the Big Bend area, but the current conditions are sourced from the PJ weather station.  You can also change the source to the Chisos weather station, or to Alpine, Marfa, Ft Stockton, or Dryden.
Title: Re: Big Bend Weather link
Post by: RichardM on February 05, 2008, 09:39:22 AM
Just thought I'd share this:
http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=big+bend+national+park

The forecast is the standar NOAA forecast for the Big Bend area, but the current conditions are sourced from the PJ weather station.  You can also change the source to the Chisos weather station, or to Alpine, Marfa, Ft Stockton, or Dryden.
Or if you want to go straight to the Chisos Basin forecast:
http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=big+bend+national+park&theprefset=79834199999WS&theprefvalue=MCSBT2 (http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=big+bend+national+park&theprefset=79834199999WS&theprefvalue=MCSBT2)

Lots of useful stuff, like star charts, moon data, etc.
Title: Re: Big Bend Weather link
Post by: homerboy2u on February 05, 2008, 09:50:33 AM
Okay guys, can you in this webpage put coordinates and get detail weather as well for such specific place?, if not, d you of another site that can?....you very well know where i am getting at, of course. :icon_wink:
Title: Re: Big Bend Weather link
Post by: RichardM on February 05, 2008, 09:57:55 AM
Okay guys, can you in this webpage put coordinates and get detail weather as well for such specific place?, if not, d you of another site that can?....you very well know where i am getting at, of course. :icon_wink:
Wunderground allows you to select a specific weather station.  WeatherMole (http://weathermole.com/WeatherMole/index.html) allows you to specify a location (either by name or coordinates) and either grabs the forecast from the nearest station or interpolates between the closest available stations retrieves the forecast data from NOAA (aka www.weather.gov) for that location.
Title: Re: Big Bend Weather link
Post by: bdann on February 05, 2008, 10:03:31 AM
Something else I really like about wunderground is they have a very usable mobile page, that works great when trying to get weather on the road, or otherwise away from a computer.  http://m.wund.com
Title: Re: Big Bend Weather link
Post by: Ay Chihuahua! on February 05, 2008, 11:30:51 AM
Okay guys, can you in this webpage put coordinates and get detail weather as well for such specific place?, if not, d you of another site that can?....you very well know where i am getting at, of course. :icon_wink:
Wunderground allows you to select a specific weather station.  WeatherMole (http://weathermole.com/WeatherMole/index.html) allows you to specify a location (either by name or coordinates) and either grabs the forecast from the nearest station or interpolates between the closest available stations retrieves the forecast data from NOAA (aka www.weather.gov) for that location.
Why not just use the NOAA page?  Unless there's something I'm not getting about what Weather Mole does, It seems that the NOAA page lets you do all of what you described. 

Just go to NOAA's forecast page and type in "big bend national park, tx" and then scroll down to the map at the bottom of the page and click on a more specific local on the map.  It gives you weather data for that specific location...right? 
Title: Re: Big Bend Weather link
Post by: RichardM on February 05, 2008, 11:48:28 AM
Okay guys, can you in this webpage put coordinates and get detail weather as well for such specific place?, if not, d you of another site that can?....you very well know where i am getting at, of course. :icon_wink:
Wunderground allows you to select a specific weather station.  WeatherMole (http://weathermole.com/WeatherMole/index.html) allows you to specify a location (either by name or coordinates) and either grabs the forecast from the nearest station or interpolates between the closest available stations retrieves the forecast data from NOAA (aka www.weather.gov) for that location.
Why not just use the NOAA page?  Unless there's something I'm not getting about what Weather Mole does, It seems that the NOAA page lets you do all of what you described. 

Just go to NOAA's forecast page and type in "big bend national park, tx" and then scroll down to the map at the bottom of the page and click on a more specific local on the map.  It gives you weather data for that specific location...right? 
Yes, but what if you want a forecast for a location where there is no specific locale listed?  That's the whole point of WeatherMole, is that it extracts the data from NOAA for any given point rather than from a specified station.  There may be a way to get that data from NOAA, but it isn't obvious.  Use whichever works for you.
Title: Re: Big Bend Weather link
Post by: Ay Chihuahua! on February 05, 2008, 11:58:49 AM
I guess I just need to check out Weather Mole and see for myself.   :eusa_think: