How to read the weather maps
Current Conditions: If the wind is SE we head to Eagle Lake. The Calgary wind speeds (Calgary Airport) are good indicators for Eagle. If the wind is S,SW or NW to NE we head to McGregor, use High River and Brooks as good indicators. When the wind is SW to WNW we often go to the Oldman Dam, especially in the summer. Use Pincher Creek as your indicator. If the winds are E, SE, S or SW to W, and even NW to NE head to Keho. Use the KiteRanch, Lethbridge, Pincher Creek, 511 Granum, as good indicators....but lets face it we hardly ever leave Keho!
highway cams: AB 511 Highway cams, current temps, wind speeds and an image updated every 30 minutes
Consensus is the deal these days. If all the models forecast a similar result … count on that result. If the models express different results … believe the one that forecasts wind! :)