Here's another option that you can try:
is selling networkable weather stations that put their real-time readings on the internet. Even if you don't own one, you can pull up a map
, enter your location, and see the location of all of the available stations with the normal Google zoom in/zoom out capability. I tried typing in Newport Beach, CA, and found this station on L Street near the tip of Balboa Peninsula
. It might give you some pretty good readings of what is actually happening.
I doubt that Davis has any quality control to ensure that the stations are mounted properly, and not in the shadow of large obstructions or in wind tunnels that would accelerate winds from certain preferred directions. So ultimately you need to observe any station's readings over time to see if it correlates well with the sailing conditions that you encounter.
I've been monitoring a few stations in my area all summer, and one of them seems to give pretty good indication of current conditions. Another one is titled with the name of a nearby sailing club, but the map actually shows it several miles inland from the club location, so I suspect a member of the club registered the station in the club's name but put the station at his house. Another station seems to be in a place that completely blocks the wind from certain directions. So you need to get familiar with these stations over time to build any trust in them.
I've been using this in addition to SailFLow, WUnderground, TWC, Accuweather, and NWS to build "consensus estimates" of sailing conditions in my area.