Weather radar - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 09-12-2012
Breaking wind
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Long Island
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
pmoney is on a distinguished road
Re: Weather radar

This is very apreciated thank you
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 09-16-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 670
Thanks: 5
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
LinekinBayCD is on a distinguished road
Re: Weather radar

I had been using Accuweather for weather radar but tried the Sea Tow app after it being mentioned. Maybe I'm more familiar with the Accuweather but I found the Sea Tow radar harder to use. Just two zoom levels? The Accuweather seems to have infinite levels and panning which is helpful in seating where the weather is coming from. The Accuweather also uses the full width of the iPhone screen while thw Sea Tow is in a box.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 09-17-2012
Sailboat Reboot
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: On Board
Posts: 364
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 15
svzephyr44 is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Skype™ to svzephyr44
Re: Weather radar

An interesting site not yet mentioned is Sailwx.info: ship maps, weather, tides, hurricanes This site displays the MAROB reports (the actual observations of ships at sea.) You will see after a short study how much the actual local weather differs from the synoptic forecasts.
__________________
Roger
Current position
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Ham: W2ZDB Reboot: WDB8435
Web Site:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Blog:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 09-17-2012
Patient's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 92
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Patient is on a distinguished road
Re: Weather radar

The folks at Stormpulse.com are pretty cool. I kept in touch with them for a bit before they went with the "subscription-based revenue scheme", hoping the entire time my badgering would result in expanding their target market to sailors. The have yet to commit to a marine orientated subscription package, but their interface and data stream is so beyond whats out there, it warrants the pricy annual basic membership anyhow.

Stormpulse really nailed the principle doctrine of presenting dynamic digital media from the get go; Ie. Both Information and navigation of said information should be direct, truthful and effortless. Their interface speaks loudly of that mantra. In fact, on more than one occasion, their Tropical Storm plots have preceded NOAA's in both time and accuracy.

If you do not want to dip into your cruising budget for a Stormpulse membership, spaghettimodels.com has always been my "goto" for current Tropical Storm/Hurricane models. Its basically a collection of every current digital weather map in one page, which when parked on a Mooring with dodgy connectivity has saved the day in terms of effort.

Last edited by Patient; 09-17-2012 at 07:10 AM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Real world experiences using radar -- how far can your radar really "see"? MARPA? Bene505 General Discussion (sailing related) 62 12-08-2008 08:39 PM
Radar trantor12020 Gear & Maintenance 6 07-20-2008 01:03 PM
radar firstafair Gear & Maintenance 1 07-16-2008 09:03 AM
Which Radar to Buy tadds Gear & Maintenance 19 06-16-2008 11:11 AM
Radar Use kiprichard General Discussion (sailing related) 25 10-09-2007 05:31 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:23 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012