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09-17-2012 08:05 AM
Patient
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.
09-17-2012 04:29 AM
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.
09-16-2012 08:26 PM
LinekinBayCD
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.
09-12-2012 10:52 PM
pmoney
Re: Weather radar

This is very apreciated thank you
09-12-2012 08:39 PM
flyingjib
Re: Weather radar

I use Predictwind.com. It's pretty accurate for my purpose.
09-12-2012 06:47 PM
jjablonowski
Re: Weather radar

Panoply of Web sites above covers the field pretty well.

For the iPod/iPhone, I like the Sea Tow app. Not sure where it gets its radar images from, but they load Very fast, are animated nicely, and are easy to read. The app is either free or very low cost.
09-12-2012 04:41 PM
hellosailor
Re: Weather radar

Go directly to http://www.weather.gov/ the National Weather Service and explore around. They've got radar and charts and forecasts and all the source information.
09-12-2012 03:28 PM
pmoney
Re: Weather radar

Thank you that coved it completely.. thank you for you help
09-12-2012 03:17 PM
svzephyr44
Re: Weather radar

All of the above are only good if you are in the US, Bermuda, Bahamas, or Canada? Is that your sailing territory or do you need world weather coverage?
09-12-2012 01:35 PM
jackdale
Re: Weather radar

Sailflow.com (subscription service)

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