Weather Resources

Revised: Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Weather Data Sources:

Main NWS weather page: www.weather.gov/marine

Fax schedules and charts: weather.noaa.gov/fax/marine.shtml

World-wide fax schedule: www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/rfax.pdf

Grib-files from Saildocs: www.saildocs.com/gribinfo

Ocens WxNet (subscription): www.ocens.com

UGrib: www.grib.us

Seminars:

Lee Chesneau  www.marineweatherbylee.com/

          (especially note:  "Mariner's Guide to the 500mb Chart")

Weather and Routing Software:

       Grib viewers:

                    Airmail/Viewfax    www.siriuscyber.net/wxfax

                    Ocens "grib explorer" ($199)    www.ocens.com

          Weather fax software

                    Airmail / Getfax    www.sailmail.com/download.htm

                    MScan Meteo ($300)                 www.mscan.con

          Weatherfax-2000 ($200)          www.xaxero.com

          JVComm32 ($93)   www.jvcomm.de/index_e.html

Chart software that can display grib's:

          Coastal Explorer    www.rosepointnav.com

          Nobeltec (ver 9)    www.nobeltec.com

Tactical Software

          Expedition   http://effil.tripod.com/

          Deckman for Windows (B&G)  www.bandg.com/deckman.htm

          Raytech / Raymarine        www.raymarine.com/

          MaxSea (Furuno)    www.maxsea.com

General info:

          Transpac weather seminar notes:       

          www.transpacificyc.org/07/tp07-seminar-wx.html

“Meteorology Today”

by C. Donald Ahrens (www.amazon.com)

“Mariner’s Weather Handbook”

by Steve Dashew (www.setsail.com)

File Attachment:

 Jim and Sue Corenman have sailed for many decades on a multitude of boats all around the world.  From their west coast base, they began racing in San Francisco Bay, then up and down the West Coast and on to multiple Hawaii races.  In 1991, the couple completed their first circumnavigation aboard Heart of Gold, their custom Carl Schumacher designed composite 50-ft sloop.

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