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What weather websites or apps do you use....are any close to accurate
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Eh, 70 percent accurate. Unscientifically, I find wind prediction more reliable than wave height.
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I check out loads but favour AccuWeather.com. Seems to get our treacherous weather patterns most of the time.
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thanks for input ill have to give em all a shot
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Tried the ones listed all nfg.70% is a very generous estimate.When it comes to tropical weatherunderground is best.marc
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I also think weather prediction accuracy can vary by location. Some are just more or less predictable than others.
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Am at present in La NOAA is very predictable,can predict they are wrong.marc
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Passageweather.com
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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
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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).
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