Weather Route Planners for those who research in advance

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  • Weather Route Planners for those who research in advance

    When I get close to most any ride I usually run the route through Weather Underground's (WU) Road Trip Planner at http://www.wunderground.com/roadtrip/ to get an idea of what's ahead weather wise and a quick look at route options. I'm good with surprises along the way, but there's nothing like knowing you're running into a hailstorm in advance. Normally you can also drag the route line to make changes with weather updates accordingly.

    Unfortunately, the WU Road Trip Planner has been Tango Uniform (broken) for several weeks. It's been reported several time to no avail (so far).

    A second option is The Weather Channel's Road Trip Planner at http://www.weather.com/travel/trip-planner#. An annoying point with this one is you must put in both the Departure and Destination cities before it'll let you put in the time and date. I thought this site was broken as well until I figured out that little ditty.

    A third option, but it only seems useful on the day of travel is Accuweather.com's Driving Directions and Weather at http://www.accuweather.com/en/drivin...ctions-weather. It's also the least user friendly with no way to modify the route. It's a simple point to point option, but even that serves its purpose.

    If anyone has other options, by all means toss'm out.
    2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
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    50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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    I have not used this personally, but I understand it works well and you can hack it to work for road trips.
    https://www.aviationweather.gov/adds/fptapplication/
    2010 GL1800ADA (CDN eh!)
    DS 1126
    95 FLSTC Sold to a nice family.

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      I've used Weather Spark in the past. http://weatherspark.com/#
      2012 Candy Red Level 1 - Darkside #1071 It's just a Rubber Thang...

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      • #4
        I looked at the two options mentioned (aviationweather and weatherspark) and did not see where I could get something like this:



        I did email Weatherspark to see if there was a road trip planner option.

        Updated to add: Weatherspark responded and said they do not offer a route planning-weather service.
        2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
        USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
        US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
        2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
        2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

        50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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