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#3451818 - 11/14/13 04:23 AM Best wind direction app.....
Bottom Hunter
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Got any suggestions...?

yesterday I was sitting in my stand, looking at my Accuweather app on my phone and it was telling me that the wind was out of the SE.......however, according to my powder indicator and compass, the wind was out of the NW.....

I know that winds shift from time to time, but which one seems the most accurate to you? Does anyone know of one that actually changes when the wind shifts?

For example, yesterday afternoon, the wind went from S to E to NW all in a matter of three hours.....my Accuweather wind direction never changed.

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#3451900 - 11/14/13 06:30 AM Re: Best wind direction app..... [Re: Bottom Hunter]
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I use primos wind check. But depending on the terrain your in the wind could change some
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#3451976 - 11/14/13 07:32 AM Re: Best wind direction app..... [Re: hunter drew]
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Antler insanity . You can mark your Stand on an aerial map and view the wind direction at each of your stands before you leave the house . It had been pretty accurate for me this year !
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#3451980 - 11/14/13 07:35 AM Re: Best wind direction app..... [Re: bowhunter163]
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I stick my finger in my mouth...take it out and hold it up. The side that gets cold is where the wind is coming from...Finger App
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#3452038 - 11/14/13 08:10 AM Re: Best wind direction app..... [Re: Coach]
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Some of the weather apps tell you which direction the wind is actually blowing instead of which direction the wind is out of. Make sure you know which kind of report you are getting.
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#3452048 - 11/14/13 08:15 AM Re: Best wind direction app..... [Re: Bottom Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Bottom Hunter
however, according to my powder indicator and compass, the wind was out of the NW.....


thanks


Sounds like you already have the best app to me???
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#3452066 - 11/14/13 08:27 AM Re: Best wind direction app..... [Re: Urban_Hunter]
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Antler Insanity is a good one if you are into apps on a phone. I tend to prefer the bottle and baby powder as well. I don't have to worry if I have a cell signal with that one. \:\)
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#3452068 - 11/14/13 08:30 AM Re: Best wind direction app..... [Re: Camo]
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Scoutlook scent cone. It's a GREAT APP
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#3452110 - 11/14/13 08:50 AM Re: Best wind direction app..... [Re: Elmer]
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Scout look by mossyoak
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#3452152 - 11/14/13 09:08 AM Re: Best wind direction app..... [Re: Elmer]
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 Originally Posted By: P@Y
Scoutlook scent cone. It's a GREAT APP


thats what I use and also like weatherunderground.com
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#3452320 - 11/14/13 10:47 AM Re: Best wind direction app..... [Re: Pic IN the Casa]
Bottom Hunter
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Thanks...

My issue was that I really need an accurate wind direction on some of my stands and when I am sitting in a stand and KNOW the wind is out of the NW but my accuweather app is telling me that is is out of the SE, then I have my doubts about it, at any time. I need to know before I get to the stand and if it will change while I am in the stand...I had one on my other phone that you could sit there and watch it change directions.....south, southwest back to south...it was cool. Since I got this new phone I no longer have it and can't remember what it was...And I have never seen a wind direction that meant it was blowing toward a direction, ALWAYS out of a direction....a NORTH wind means it is blowing from the north toward the south....

I'll check some of the suggestions..thanks again,.
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#3452473 - 11/14/13 12:28 PM Re: Best wind direction app..... [Re: Urban_Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Urban_Hunter

Sounds like you already have the best app to me???


Yep.

What he wants isn't available. All any of the apps have are "predicted" wind direction based on forecast.

Now, you could check actual wind direction from the nearest weather reporting station. But, note that those weather stations only report once an hour. So, for up to an hour you are seeing the reading from the previous hour and you could be several hundred miles from it.

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#3453214 - 11/14/13 09:12 PM Re: Best wind direction app..... [Re: Pic IN the Casa]
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Mycast. IPhone app
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#3453495 - 11/15/13 06:46 AM Re: Best wind direction app..... [Re: PalsPal]
Bottom Hunter
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 Originally Posted By: PalsPal
 Originally Posted By: Urban_Hunter

Sounds like you already have the best app to me???


Yep.

What he wants isn't available. All any of the apps have are "predicted" wind direction based on forecast.

Now, you could check actual wind direction from the nearest weather reporting station. But, note that those weather stations only report once an hour. So, for up to an hour you are seeing the reading from the previous hour and you could be several hundred miles from it.


Like I said, I remember an app that I had in my old phone that I could see changing.....I know that the weather stations just predict the predominant wind direction....I am still looking for it and when I find it, well, I'll have it , won't I?

lol
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#3453531 - 11/15/13 07:15 AM Re: Best wind direction app..... [Re: Bottom Hunter]
Bottom Hunter
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Weather Underground looks like a good one....It shows your location on a map and the weather for that area.....It says that it changes every 2.5 seconds...the only thing that I do not like is on the hourly page, the wind direction is not given in letters (SW) but with an arrow pointing toward the way the wind is coming FROM. I have never seen that before. The wind now is out of the South and the arrow is pointing toward the South...weird. It does have a place for a wind direction on the home page but it says CALM right now...May check this out for a few days and see how I like it. thanks for any and all help.
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#3455098 - 11/16/13 07:32 AM Re: Best wind direction app..... [Re: Bottom Hunter]
Bottom Hunter
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This Weather Underground must be the one I used to have. I was looking at it this morning and the wind direction read SE. While I was looking at it, the direction changed and now reads SOUTH....It changed while I was looking at it....I thought that was cool.

Oh and just one more thing..SOUTHERN winds should be outlawed during deer season.....lol.
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#3455308 - 11/16/13 11:10 AM Re: Best wind direction app..... [Re: bowhunter163]
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 Originally Posted By: bowhunter163
Antler insanity . You can mark your Stand on an aerial map and view the wind direction at each of your stands before you leave the house . It had been pretty accurate for me this year !

This X2
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