Weather tool on Outdoorlife.com provides the best times to hunt and fish

Posted Nov. 02, 2010, at 2:50 p.m.

NEW YORK, NY — Outdoor Life magazine has announced the launch of a new website feature, Outdoor Life Weather, available for free at OutdoorLife.com/weather.

The tool provides sportsmen with weather data from across the country and local to their area that is helpful in predicting the best times to hunt and fish. The site offers 5-day accurate forecasts for deer hunters, turkey hunters and anglers predicting the best days to be in the field or on the water.

“Using our data you can pinpoint those magical days when the woods come alive with bucks chasing does or turkeys gobbling from their roosts,” said Todd Smith, editor-in-chief of Outdoor Life. “Hunters can rely on our forecasts to tell them the absolute best days and times to be on stand because we’ve done all of the homework for them, comparing thousands of record-book entries for trophy deer and turkeys, then cross-referencing them with the actual weather conditions that occurred when those trophies were taken.”

To put together the information for this feature, Outdoor Life partnered with weather guru Jim Nelson to develop the site. After studying records and cross-referencing them to weather, moon and solar activity the pair has developed the Outdoor Life Weather tool to predict exactly when the best days to be afield will be.

Thousands of harvest and catch records were cross-referenced to site- and time-specific barometer, temperature, wind, sky cover and moon-phase data to determine the whitetail, turkey and fish forecasts available on the site.

Fishermen will also find the site’s water temperature charts, relating specifically to individual species and state waters, invaluable in determining which days (and what hours of those days) will produce the best action.

“By relaying on hard data and years of outdoor experience, we’ve built the most useful and reliable weather forecasts anyone has ever produced specifically for hunters and fishermen,” Smith said.

Outdoor Life Weather users can also get in on the action by adding their harvest information to the website. Participants will be automatically entered to win great outdoor prizes.

For more information, please visit OutdoorLife.com/weather.

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