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Best I-Phone App

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I'm looking for the best i-phone app and I live and will be sailing in rural areas. Not sure if that matters. I would appreciate any advice - thank you!
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Nancy, put down the phone, look around and sail. Enjoy the sky, wind, and waves.
Don't need no stinkin' I fone app to sail.
Columbus didn't have an eye fone. Drake? Magellan? Eric the Red? NO! All they had were guts, determination and the stars, and yes a bit of luck.
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Re: Best I-Phone App

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Nancy, put down the phone, look around and sail. Enjoy the sky, wind, and waves.
Don't need no stinkin' I fone app to sail.
Columbus didn't have an eye fone. Drake? Magellan? Eric the Red? NO! All they had were guts, determination and the stars, and yes a bit of luck.
I get what you're saying - and I do. I'm pretty attuned with nature. But after reading about that disaster in Mobile, I thought it might be a good idea to have a way to see changing weather. Plus, I'd hate to be stuck in lightning in a 14 foot boat and Ilive in the Adirondacks , where the saying is, "Don't like the weather? Wait ten minutes!"
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Re: Best I-Phone App

Look for an app that will give you radar images of your area. Preferably an app from NOAA since they are the ones who operate the radar equipment.
Radar weather images are pretty easy to read and you could spot such things as derechos (straight line storms) or an approaching front or T-storm.

don't need no stinkin' chart plotter...
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You can access NOAA weatherfax from an iPhone. It's on a website as well as broadcast on Hf radio frequencies around the country. They also have great support information on how to interpret and use the different charts. They are my main weather tool whether from a wi-fi source or over the SSB radio.Marine Radiofax charts Probably the most important decision regarding weather is knowing when to stay put. Learning about frontal systems gives you a large advantage in being able to make those calls.
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My most responsive weather radar app is provided free by the local TV station. I'd check the local station websites.
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My most responsive weather radar app is provided free by the local TV station. I'd check the local station websites.
My only issue with this is that I don't have any TV!
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Nancy, you don't need a TV, just a smartphone and the TV station app that can be downloaded to your phone...and a cell phone signal to observe the weather radar on your phone.

Perhaps an Albany or Saratoga Springs, or Burlington, VT station?
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Re: Best I-Phone App

For the iPhone/iPad, the best real time app for approaching weather is MyRadar and use of its (internet connected) radar function.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myra...322439990?mt=8
Only works with cell DATA (or wifi) connection.

This 'real time' app is seemingly better/faster than NOAA, TV, etc. etc. which always seem well 'delayed' by a minimum of 15 min. or more for their broadcast. For me, its the best 'radar' app for the iphone/ipad; especially, when inshore and you cant see the FAR horizon.
When the iPhone/iPad is in 'sleep' mode, the alerts are still active. Your choice of the alarm sound.

Price: Free
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For me the best app is Solitare. For the cook it is Candy Crush. For the rare occasion when handheld navigation is needed the best by far is iNavX.
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