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endevour 04-24-2011 01:52 PM

Weather websites or apps
 
What weather websites or apps do you use....are any close to accurate

Minnewaska 04-24-2011 07:40 PM

sailflow.com
passageweather.com

Eh, 70 percent accurate. Unscientifically, I find wind prediction more reliable than wave height.

centaursailor 04-24-2011 07:57 PM

I check out loads but favour AccuWeather.com. Seems to get our treacherous weather patterns most of the time.:D
Safe sailing

chef2sail 04-24-2011 08:31 PM

Weatherunderground.com
Sailflow.com

endevour 04-24-2011 08:39 PM

thanks for input ill have to give em all a shot

MARC2012 04-25-2011 03:53 AM

Tried the ones listed all nfg.70% is a very generous estimate.When it comes to tropical weatherunderground is best.marc

Minnewaska 04-25-2011 07:12 AM

I also think weather prediction accuracy can vary by location. Some are just more or less predictable than others.

MARC2012 04-25-2011 07:17 AM

Am at present in La NOAA is very predictable,can predict they are wrong.marc

labatt 04-25-2011 02:11 PM

Passageweather.com
sailflow.com
weatherunderground.com
Latest GRIB FTP - ftp://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/waves/latest_run/ (wna.all.grb contains all of the GRIB info)
NASA Earth Science Office (cloud cover, infrared, etc.) - Interactive Weather Satellite Imagery Viewers from NASA GHCC
ASCAT - The Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT) Data Products
Chris Parker, weather router (available on SSB) - Marine Weather Center - Bahamas & Caribbean Marine Weather Services

Forget wave height in general. When we were cruising we found that NOAA was wrong about 70% of the time (waves were usually double predicted).

labatt 04-25-2011 02:12 PM

Oh - also, a free GRIB viewer/program if you don't have something else that can display them (I use Rosepoint Coastal Explorer) - GRIB.US > Home


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