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|07-03-2012 05:20 PM|
The Chesapeake estuary has some interesting local weather effects. For wind speed and direction CBOFS: Surface Winds for Forecast Cycle works great.
Other than that I use current readings from Thomas Point and the various CBOFS buoys in an app on my iPhone. I start watching wind a couple days ahead of longer trips since current is more a factor of wind then lunar tide.
|07-03-2012 04:15 PM|
passage weather is usually good for a couple to 3 days.
|07-03-2012 04:10 PM|
Thanks, helpful chart.
I plan on sailing regardless this weekend. Either two day sails or crossing the Bay. Don't mind light wind sailing when I don't have a destination in mind.
|07-03-2012 04:04 PM|
Originally Posted by Nicklaus View Post
Here is a resource someone recently shared with me that looks to be of interest to Chessy sailors.
Chesapeake Bay Operational Forecast System (CBOFS)
|07-03-2012 10:50 AM|
What do y'all use for good, accurate weather forecasts on the Bay?
NOAA, Weather Channel?
I downloaded an app on my iPad called Windfinder that gives hourly wind forecasts for selected locations.
My wife booked us a slip at St. Michael's Marina this weekend for my birthday, but motoring across the Bay for 5 hours doesn't sound ideal on a balmy, hot July day.