Originally Posted by SVAuspicious
At the risk of being blunt and without the intent of offending anyone, gribs are inadequate. WEFAX is the way to go. You still get wind vectors and the synoptics show the fronts that you DO want to know about.
I use every means available; Weather fax, gribs (using different models if I can), Environment Canada forecasts and observations, etc.. I also sunscribe to a couple of paid sites.
If you show precipitation on the grib reader, you can determine (somewhat) the location of fronts.
In an forced choice I would choose weather fax.