Click on Gust Maps from the left menu bar.
By clicking on the forecast resolution you can view the maps at 50 kilometer resolution for the GFS and ECMWF. The 8 kilometer resolution is only available on the ECMWF model.
The higher the resolution, the more accuracy and detail of the forecast.
To zoom in and out use the plus and minus zoom controls on the map, your mouse wheel, or the trackpad in your laptop.
You can also click on the map to get detailed gust intensity for that point on the map in the pop up box.
Gusts are sudden, brief increases in the speed of the wind. The duration of a gust is usually less than 20 seconds. The gust maps only show intensity not direction. Refer to wind maps for detailed directional analysis.
All sailors know that it is the Gust that can do major damage, and is often more dangerous than a high average wind strength. It is prudent practice to view the Gust Map, to check the maximum wind strengths you may experience. A large difference between the average wind strength, and the gusts can be very dangerous, especially if you are not prepared.
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