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Whats the weather like

Sometimes weather or not I go sailing depends on the weather, and with my luck it will look like a nice day but it will turn out to be lightning and thunder on the water. any suggjestions on being able to tell what the weather has in store?
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You can check the weather report.
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They don't usually tell you about the wind and when they do they're usually wrong.
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I've found that accuweather.com gives accurate weather forecasts 90% of the time or better. When they are wrong, it's usually on the conservative side; ie, they forecast a storm but it misses us. I use the NOAA data buoys to get an idea of what the water is like at the moment.
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They don't usually tell you about the wind and when they do they're usually wrong.
I doubt he meant as in TV and broadcast radio weather reports. You can get up-to-date marine weather reports on NOAA weather radio (Radio Shack and many other stores carry the necessary radios--they're not overly expensive), on-line from places like Weather Underground, and, I believe from USCG resources.

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If you have a handheld VHF you tune it to Channel 2. They are more right then wrong, and give you a broad range of information. Certainly more reliable then network news.

You can also get NOAA information for your area online very easily.
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This is a great site for getting current conditions at the bouys.
Milford, Ma Weather-Chesapeake Bay Buoy Data

on the home page go to nautical and select your area. It steams the data so watch the map for a minute there is alot of info.

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You can also try SailFlow.com - MD - chesapeake Wind Data, which has almost real-time wind data for various locations.

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I always check weather underground. Find link here: Welcome to The Weather Underground : Weather Underground
It has a great weather marine site with all kinds of maps including wind and water temp maps, radar, satellite and a bunch of other cool stuff. While I usually check all three sites before we head out, I find weather underground to be consistently more detailed and accurate than weather.com or noaa.gov. Hope this helps!
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