Wind prediction and tracking is a big part of flying rc gliders and sailplanes. Wether you fly slope or thermal, knowing when the wind will blow and how much helps you pick a site, the right planes to bring, and how much ballast to carry. Local weather forecasts are good at giving you a basic overview of coming weather and wind, but there are some other cool tools coming online that help you visualize wind patterns at various altitudes and locations. One of my favorite new sites is https://www.windyty.com/ This site gives a moving and dynamic look at wind patterns at any spot in the world. Great for seeing storms, fronts, and other wind flow patterns. The more you know about wind, the better you can fly in it. Go to the site and play, its a deep app.