Updating my Apps: specific weather related question

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  1. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    In the past I have had a couple of apps that I used.

    General - state of the weather I use Marine Weather from Accuweather.

    Have used windyty (that might be the old name, think it might be windy.com now).

    Have used buoydata some.

    What is the best these days?

    Looking for Wind, Wave (height and frequency) forecast information. More detail that what may be in the summary forecast.

    Prefer ios apps.

    Thanks,
     
  2. OllieC

    OllieC Member SILVER Sponsor

    404
    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    Sea Tow has a decent free app.

    I boat on Lake Superior and use RadarScope for the weather. No tide, wind or wave info on that app though. For wind I use the Windy app.
     
  3. Alegria

    Alegria Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Lancaster,PA Boat: -Sue Creek, MD
    2000 410 DA
    3126 CAT
    I like Windy, but I prefer PredictWind. I just use the free version all I want is the wind forecast by hour so I can line it up with tides so I can travel when the wind/tide are together and less chop... Or at least know to add more time if they are opposed.

    Been using it that way for years and have found it to be much better then our coastal forecast on predicting wave activity. Our Coastal blanket statements wave height which is right, but may only be for a 1-2 hr window, so knowing the wind/tide direction you can travel and be much more comfortable...
     
  4. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Will take a look at Predict Wind - have not seen it before.
     
  5. LTD.330

    LTD.330 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 5, 2009
    Lake Erie
    1999 Sundancer 330
    7.4 MPI
    My two favorite weather apps are MyRadar and SailFlow. SailFlow has great wind direction, speed with gust estimates, temperature and cloud cover hourly estimates. I have found that within 24 hours the estimates are spot on. There is also a Tides tab for you coastal cruisers.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sailflow/id555309964?mt=8
     

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