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  • tony williams
    Greg RCR is the name given to the small reseviour at Hot Springs Creek off Bennet Rd.  For you that want some more mapping tools besides the quick and dirty
    Message 1 of 21 , May 4, 2011
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      Greg RCR is the name given to the small reseviour at Hot Springs Creek off Bennet Rd. 
       
      For you that want some more mapping tools besides the quick and dirty Google maps,   try using the US Geological Surveys map http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/viewer/  it has a lot more scale and lots of overlays that give you topo and greyscale down to 25 foot resolution. Good for identifying amount of sagebrush cover when looking for snow kiting areas.  Note,  Not for smartphones.

      From: "daflyinhawaiian64@..." <daflyinhawaiian64@...>
      To: "snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com" <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wed, May 4, 2011 8:52:04 AM
      Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] Wind Alert Weather Site

       

      Thanks!

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      From: steve linane <itile@...>
      Sender: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 08:49:40 -0600
      To: <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com>
      ReplyTo: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [snowkiteidaho] Wind Alert Weather Site

       

      drive east pass highway 20 take the first exit it is Organ trails or something , go north about 2 miles start looking for a dike on your left if you get to a fork in the road you have gone to far . you will know your in the write place if you see 20 wind generators , there are two dirt roads that take you to the top of the dike ( dam ) , you can park on top and walk down to the water or drive around to either side and park at the edge of the water . very shallow at the shore , some rock hazards in water , on average winder then any where else . keep a eye on the weather . storm sells move through and can turn on the wind very quickly . 20 one minute and 40 the next .
       


      To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
      From: daflyinhawaiian64@...
      Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 14:02:28 +0000
      Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] Wind Alert Weather Site

       
      Where is RCR?

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      From: steve linane <itile@...>
      Sender: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 07:58:59 -0600
      To: <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com>
      ReplyTo: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [snowkiteidaho] Wind Alert Weather Site

       
      it looked like RCR would of been the call yesterday and CJ would of worked also  . the WindAlert agrees with NOAA , witch is there they probably get there info.. 
       

      To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
      From: davidjakious@...
      Date: Tue, 3 May 2011 21:13:20 -0700
      Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] Wind Alert Weather Site

       
      Is the C.J. reading accurate on WindAlert even though the location on the map seems off?  If so it was blowing over 20 for a couple hours this evening.  Would it have been a good place to hit or is it better later in the spring?

      Thanks for the advice.  Still getting the lay of the land.



      From: Gear Daddy LLC <geardaddyllc@...>
      To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Fri, April 29, 2011 9:04:19 AM
      Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] Wind Alert Weather Site

       




      Yes it does give you a few days forecast...but it is hard to see on PC.  However on phone you can scroll out on hourly basis over a few days.  Now everyone knows my secret ;-)

      Eddy @ Gear Daddy LLC
      208-863-6966

      On Apr 29, 2011, at 8:52 AM, Jack Harrison wrote:

       
      Very Nice - it looks like its maybe blowing 17 (mph?) at ICR .... and 22 at
      Rufus.

      Looks like it shows ~Pine Turnoff at about 15mph which matches the Wx
      reported there:

      Current time: Fri, 29 Apr 8:43 am (MDT)
      Most Recent Observation: Fri, 29 Apr 7:52 am (MDT)
      Time Temp. Dew Relative Wind Wind Wind Visibility Precip Quality
      Point Humidity Chill Direction Speed 24 hour Control
      (MDT) (f) (f) (%) (f) (mph) (miles) (inches)
      29 Apr 7:52 am 25 21 84 12 W 16G18 0.00 OK
      29 Apr 7:37 am 25 21 85 13 W 14G16 0.00 OK

      And, when you point and click, does that give you recent historical
      readings, and a few days forecast? If so, that's great!!!

      Thanks much, Jack

      -----Original Message-----
      From: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com [mailto:snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com]
      On Behalf Of geardaddyllc
      Sent: Friday, April 29, 2011 8:26 AM
      To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [snowkiteidaho] Wind Alert Weather Site

      Don't know if something has changed or if this is just temporary but anyway
      WindAlert has a fully usable site now.

      http://windalert.com/en-us/Search/ViewResults.aspx#43.247,-116.033,9

      Even better on iphone app

      Eddy

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    • Tom von Alten
      Yup, the USGS has a wealth of data. If you re not interested in using a nuclear weapon to weed your lawn, however, you could take advantage of the local
      Message 2 of 21 , May 4, 2011
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        Yup, the USGS has a wealth of data.  If you're not interested in using a nuclear weapon
        to weed your lawn, however, you could take advantage of the local knowledge which
        I thoughtfully captured in an interactive Google map. Here's RCR:

        http://fortboise.org/maps/sailing-spots.html?ll=43.082482,-115.531528&z=13&t=h&i=10

        I don't know how well it works on a smartphone, but if somebody wants to give me one
        of those with a service contract, I'll be happy to optimize it.  :-)
        _____________
        Tom von Alten       http://fortboise.org/
        tva@...


        On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 10:57 AM, tony williams <tonyswilliams@...> wrote:

        Greg RCR is the name given to the small reseviour at Hot Springs Creek off Bennet Rd. 
         
        For you that want some more mapping tools besides the quick and dirty Google maps,   try using the US Geological Surveys map http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/viewer/  it has a lot more scale and lots of overlays that give you topo and greyscale down to 25 foot resolution. Good for identifying amount of sagebrush cover when looking for snow kiting areas.  Note,  Not for smartphones.
      • Kay Walst6on
        RCR..mud and cockleburs..???..that s my memory...hahaha...Oh and rocks!!! hahaha...what an adventure...I m cracking up..   Kay Walston, CRS, e-Pro Realtor -
        Message 3 of 21 , May 4, 2011
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          RCR..mud and cockleburs..???..that's my memory...hahaha...Oh and rocks!!! hahaha...what an adventure...I'm cracking up..
           

          Kay Walston, CRS, e-Pro
          Realtor - Top Producer

          Group-One Real Estate - Downtown

          kaywalston@...

          208-860-5053

           




          From: tony williams <tonyswilliams@...>
          To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Wed, May 4, 2011 10:57:22 AM
          Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] Better mapping tool

           

          Greg RCR is the name given to the small reseviour at Hot Springs Creek off Bennet Rd. 
           
          For you that want some more mapping tools besides the quick and dirty Google maps,   try using the US Geological Surveys map http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/viewer/  it has a lot more scale and lots of overlays that give you topo and greyscale down to 25 foot resolution. Good for identifying amount of sagebrush cover when looking for snow kiting areas.  Note,  Not for smartphones.

          From: "daflyinhawaiian64@..." <daflyinhawaiian64@...>
          To: "snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com" <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com>
          Sent: Wed, May 4, 2011 8:52:04 AM
          Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] Wind Alert Weather Site

           

          Thanks!

          Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T


          From: steve linane <itile@...>
          Sender: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
          Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 08:49:40 -0600
          To: <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com>
          ReplyTo: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: RE: [snowkiteidaho] Wind Alert Weather Site

           

          drive east pass highway 20 take the first exit it is Organ trails or something , go north about 2 miles start looking for a dike on your left if you get to a fork in the road you have gone to far . you will know your in the write place if you see 20 wind generators , there are two dirt roads that take you to the top of the dike ( dam ) , you can park on top and walk down to the water or drive around to either side and park at the edge of the water . very shallow at the shore , some rock hazards in water , on average winder then any where else . keep a eye on the weather . storm sells move through and can turn on the wind very quickly . 20 one minute and 40 the next .
           


          To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
          From: daflyinhawaiian64@...
          Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 14:02:28 +0000
          Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] Wind Alert Weather Site

           
          Where is RCR?

          Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T


          From: steve linane <itile@...>
          Sender: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
          Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 07:58:59 -0600
          To: <snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com>
          ReplyTo: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: RE: [snowkiteidaho] Wind Alert Weather Site

           
          it looked like RCR would of been the call yesterday and CJ would of worked also  . the WindAlert agrees with NOAA , witch is there they probably get there info.. 
           

          To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
          From: davidjakious@...
          Date: Tue, 3 May 2011 21:13:20 -0700
          Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] Wind Alert Weather Site

           
          Is the C.J. reading accurate on WindAlert even though the location on the map seems off?  If so it was blowing over 20 for a couple hours this evening.  Would it have been a good place to hit or is it better later in the spring?

          Thanks for the advice.  Still getting the lay of the land.



          From: Gear Daddy LLC <geardaddyllc@...>
          To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Fri, April 29, 2011 9:04:19 AM
          Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] Wind Alert Weather Site

           




          Yes it does give you a few days forecast...but it is hard to see on PC.  However on phone you can scroll out on hourly basis over a few days.  Now everyone knows my secret ;-)

          Eddy @ Gear Daddy LLC
          208-863-6966

          On Apr 29, 2011, at 8:52 AM, Jack Harrison wrote:

           
          Very Nice - it looks like its maybe blowing 17 (mph?) at ICR .... and 22 at
          Rufus.

          Looks like it shows ~Pine Turnoff at about 15mph which matches the Wx
          reported there:

          Current time: Fri, 29 Apr 8:43 am (MDT)
          Most Recent Observation: Fri, 29 Apr 7:52 am (MDT)
          Time Temp. Dew Relative Wind Wind Wind Visibility Precip Quality
          Point Humidity Chill Direction Speed 24 hour Control
          (MDT) (f) (f) (%) (f) (mph) (miles) (inches)
          29 Apr 7:52 am 25 21 84 12 W 16G18 0.00 OK
          29 Apr 7:37 am 25 21 85 13 W 14G16 0.00 OK

          And, when you point and click, does that give you recent historical
          readings, and a few days forecast? If so, that's great!!!

          Thanks much, Jack

          -----Original Message-----
          From: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com [mailto:snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com]
          On Behalf Of geardaddyllc
          Sent: Friday, April 29, 2011 8:26 AM
          To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: [snowkiteidaho] Wind Alert Weather Site

          Don't know if something has changed or if this is just temporary but anyway
          WindAlert has a fully usable site now.

          http://windalert.com/en-us/Search/ViewResults.aspx#43.247,-116.033,9

          Even better on iphone app

          Eddy

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