But this site will show you the wind in motion.
Surface wind data comes from the National Digital Forecast Database. These are near-term forecasts, revised once per hour. So what you’re seeing is a living portrait. (See the NDFD site for precise details; our timestamp shows time of download.) And for those of you chasing top wind speed, note that maximum speed may occur over lakes or just offshore.
There is also a historical gallery.
(Thanks to Bob Dylan for the title, from Subterranean Homesick Blues)