US: Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg, the co-leaders of Google’s “Big Picture” visualisation research group in Cambridge, developed ‘Wind Map‘, a real-time map of the wind patterns across the US. The scientists are also known for visualision of Wikipedia and Google searches.
According to Mashable report, the wind information, updated hourly from the National Weather Service’s forecast database, is portrayed as white and grey strands, almost like sand or rivulets of mercury.
Users can move the mouse cursor over the map to zoom in and see the current wind conditions of any place in the States (except Hawaii and Alaska). The site also has a gallery of active maps taken from particular days this month.