28 =========== ---------- *AT* Elk Creek, CA
havn't coorelated predicition with observed enough to comment here

62 =========== ---------- *AT* Fremont, CA
I use other methods, e.g. soundings or WXBrief, to get winds aloft

105 =========== Michael Stringfellow *AT* Lake Pleasant, Peoria, AZ
Not presented in a format that can be easily visualized, so not used. I already have wind vectors from other sources.

117 =========== ---------- *AT* Salida, CO
More accurate high in BL in Colorado. Lower down, mountains seem to decrease accuracy. Not unexpected, and not a problem.

138 =========== Charles Petersen *AT* Toronto ON
As above

140 =========== Moritz Wagner *AT* Rochester, NY
Arrows/Barbs would be really helpful

154 =========== ---------- *AT* Chilliwack, BC, Canada (many launch sites)
These figures are right on the money almost all the time. I rely on them more confidently than any other online wind forecast.

160 =========== ---------- *AT* Alexandria Indiana (formerly Terry airport)
I wish this information were presented with more intuitive graphics.

166 =========== James Gaar *AT* Ottawa, KS
not tested

179 =========== ---------- *AT* Ellenville, NY near Wurtsboro, NY
I have reported this to you in the Forum. In New England this often shows the wind being more clockwise than observed while flying the day. When the season resumes I will send you more examples of this.

211 =========== ---------- *AT* Lookout Mt. Flight Park Rising Fawn GA
Your predictions seem pretty good for this area. Better than for FL I think.

221 =========== Bill Whelan *AT* FDK MD
Tends to be fairly accurate.

231 =========== ---------- *AT* Sterling, MA
See above.

261 =========== ---------- *AT* Truckee/Minden
Useful when cosidering thermal and glider drift.

306 =========== ---------- *AT* Mission Peak -- Fremont, CA
See comments in Wind Speed in BL

307 =========== ---------- *AT* Elko, BC
Don't normally look at this.

336 =========== David Grah *AT* Bishop, CA
I don't use this parameter much.

337 =========== ---------- *AT* Kelly Airpark Elbert, CO
Averages aren't that useful with the thick boundary layer we often have here in Colorado

345 =========== ---------- *AT* Morningside Flight Park, Charlestown, NH
Color code presentation is not intuitive. Arrow-type presentation would be nicer.

364 =========== ---------- *AT* crystal airport,llano, ca
Use wx forcasts RAOB for wind/direction /alts

378 =========== ---------- *AT* Ellenville NY
usually pretty accurate.

381 =========== Ben Rogers *AT* hernandez
we fly if we can get up. Don't care about the wind

395 =========== Bob Fidler *AT* Ionia/MI
color coding is often confusing for winds

405 =========== ---------- *AT*
as noted above

416 =========== Morgan Hall *AT* Plowshare Peak, HG Launch near New Cuyama, CA
see above comments on wind speed.

439 =========== Brent Cordill *AT* Hemet, CA
Maps with arrows showing the wind direction are much easier to read

441 =========== ---------- *AT* La Grange, GA
Need to know 1) possible ridge days 2) which way one gets blown backwards on task.

464 =========== Chuck Deerinck *AT* Sky Sailing, Warner Springs, CA
Unclear on how wind shear at various altitudes are consolodated into a single direction.

468 =========== ---------- *AT* Austin, TX
I look at this when I can't decide what to believe in the forecast about winds aloft. Since I look at individial weather models (instead of just RUC), I tend to look to other sources, here.

480 =========== M. E. Ronan *AT* Colgan, ON, Canada
Difficult to use in present format. Instead of colors, Wind arrows like a 250 mb chart would be much easier to use.

497 =========== ---------- *AT* Boulder, CO
I like old fashond winds aloft

499 =========== Tom Hardy *AT* UBS Columbus, MS
I was glad to see the recent change to fewer colors, so that I am more certain of the predicted direction.

512 =========== Larry Springford *AT*
Used primarily for Ridge Soaring, therefore more interested in wind direction and strength at specific altitudes (as shown on Blip Spots)

517 =========== Mike Parker *AT* El Tiro Gliderport Tucson, AZ
See above regarding changes through day and changes with height.

519 =========== *AT* Ridge Soaring, PA
Accurate enough for thermal flights. Ridge soaring would need better resolution...but that's why we have flight computers now!