Originally was in another thread but it was in a subforum without a lot of response. I know there are threads about crosswind, all over the place, but I have some specific questions that usually don't get covered I think. Mainly about characteristics of crosswind. IF there is a way to tell if there is a chance they are only temporary, or certain times of day. As a student, I'm more than a little fascinated with this topic. Excuse my ignorance, but checking the main idea, the point of go-around instead of abandon landing and go to a different airport is that with gusts you can do a go-around and next time around might be less gusty? I know weather/winds are not "stable" and there can be no hard and fast rules, but in general...does it often happen that gusty weather settles down after a reasonable time period? I get the feeling gusty weather doesn't last a long time in general. But it can settle a little, then hit again without warning big time, settle again. Does it ever make sense to wait it out, just forget about landing but if enough fuel that it isn't a problem fly around for a half hour and then try agian? Has anyone here had muliple go arounds, then finally to catch it at the right time, and favorable for landing? What other weather signs can help you determine (if any) if this is going to just be a gusty day, or if it will blow itself out and get calm? Does it generally get worse towards sundown? Trying to just gain some insight from all the experience here, tips, concepts that can help one in a situation like this. Also, bgmac, very glad you managed that landing so well and all were ok!