Weather Websites For Sailors
Weather stations and websites are often regionalized, which gives us a good overall picture of the weather conditions and forecasts. However, because the area we sail, Barnegat Bay, has its own microclimate we often need a weather site that targets a more localized area.
Sailors not only need a reliable weather forecast but also a source for updated and real-time wind speed and direction. Here are some of my favorite weather websites. Some have personalized weather stations located right on the body of water you will be sailing on a few hours from now.
- NOAA / National Weather Service– all forecasts come directly or indirectly form them. http://forecast.weather.gov/shmrn.php?mz=anz451&syn=anz400
- Wunderground- excellent source of local, personalized weather stations. http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hdfForecast?query=08721&searchType=WEATHER
- Sailflow-paid subscription service $119/yr. http://www.sailflow.com/