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Where do you get your weather

what's the best place online to get your weather forecast.

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ADDS - Aviation Digital Data Service

This is an aviation site, but it has a lot of features suitable for sailing.
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Weather Underground, Sailflow and NOAA weather radio.

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I mainly use NOAA and ADDS which is the aviation section of the NOAA site. One product I learned of here at sailnet is the "Hourly Weather Graph" which is great for sailors (and pilots) because it shows an hourly forecast of when and how the winds are expected to clock throughout the day among other weather conditions. With knowledge of that, you can compare to the actual conditions to determine if the weather is changing faster, slower or exactly as predictedwhich can be handy.

Another cool product is the "Forecast Discussion" which is essentially the forecasters thoughts on the forecast he's published. It gives great insight to how they were thinking, how the output of the different weather forecast models differ and their confidence in the forecast. They often also reveal the sense of humor of the real life person that has to create the forecast products we use.

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Weather Underground, Sailflow, NOAA, Intellicast are the four sources I generally use.

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NOAA online & radio and sometimes I like to look at it on a webcam like:
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Do a web search, bet there's a camera near where you sail.
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