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Understanding Steering Currents
08-29-2008, 01:20 PM
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Understanding Steering Currents
So, I think I get the concept of steering currents, but I have trouble interpreting them on maps? What is a good resource to learn about steering currents and how to understand them on weather maps? Which weather maps best show steering currents?
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08-30-2008, 04:34 PM
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Here is a good site to look at upper level winds both current and forecast.

http://www.rap.ucar.edu/weather/upper/

http://www.rap.ucar.edu/weather/model/in...?model=gfs

Generally speaking, I look at the level above the level where the circulation is closed (if there is one) to determine the movement of the surface system. If there is no closed circulation, generally the 500 mb flow is a good one to look at.
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09-02-2008, 08:54 AM
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Thanks for your help Steve

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09-14-2008, 07:50 AM
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Roll... will the links not post until we hit 10 posts?
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09-14-2008, 07:51 AM
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my wife says hi and hope shes the 10th post!!!!!
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