Today I was looking around for items or gadgets to add to the website for weather, navigation, charts things like that. I'm still looking for something along those lines to add to the website but I ran across nowCOAST by NOAA.
Its a real time web mapping portal that shows weather, charts and lots of other things for all waters around the continental US. Its a pretty cool tool to quickly pull up charts or monitor weather in real time that can overlay a chart you need. Check it out!
nowCOAST NOAA Web Mapping Portal
Thanks for posting this, Robert. This is a great indication that NOAA is really working to make life better for us. I am far from considering myself very knowledgeable about weather and charts. I immediately see this as a challenge to learn a lot more about the information presented on this website.
Since I have a 2011 laptop and an older phone that I never traded in, I sometimes take them sailing and don't mind if I lose them both over the side. I am interested to try using this site when I am on the water with the laptop accessing the Internet using the phone as a hotspot.
Nice NOAA webpage! Thanks for it.
While "Mike's Weather Page" main focus is on hurricanes and thus more geared for FL, Bahamas, & Eastern Caribbean sailors, Mike seems to be a weather nut, and his page is quite a collection of external websites geared towards weather, mainly in the Gulf of Mexico, western Atlantic, and Caribbean Sea. Since Hurricanes are not 'staying in their lanes' like they used to and now hit areas further north more frequently than they have, Mike's Weather Page is a website I turn to first if there's a possibility of a hurricane:
Mike's Weather Page:
We also are big users of GRIB (raw, binary weather data) display apps on our iPad using PocketGRIB (& to a much lesser extend, Weather4D), but there are many other GRIB apps & programs (e.g., CPN on computers) to choose from.
SV The Norm