This is so cool! With this tool, called “Earth Wind Map”, an animated map of global wind, weather, and ocean conditions, you can see current wind speeds all over the Earth, in real-time!
See the tool here.
They have also a Facebook page. They published the animation below, which shows a full, one-year time-lapse animation of surface winds from Jan 1, 2017, to Jan 1, 2018, over the Western Hemisphere. The data come from NWS’s GFS numerical weather model). Blue colors represent slower winds. Greens and yellows are faster winds. Streamlines show the direction of the wind in each frame of the animation.
Related: What creates the wind?
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