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Re: Will climate change change your sailing plans
Those GRIB flying arrows are pretty useless. I use an app where I can see the actual forecast wind, that gives a dramatically different view. It’s an iPhone app called WeatherTrack. You download the GRIB, look at a parameter, say Wind, but then set a point where you can get the Meteoplus forecast. That is MUCH more useful. And it gives you CAPE, which gives some indication of squall likelihood.
I also look at BouyWeather. That has the standard forecast but also something they call a LOLA forecast. The LOLA wind is pretty good, maybe a bit conservative. The LOLA wave is IMHO very conservative, I use the traditional forecast for wave height. WeatherTrack does not give wave period but Buoyweather does, I find that important.
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Last edited by hpeer; 03-15-2019 at 09:06 AM.