west marine 160 x 250 ad 6 10

http://www.crowleys.com/

http://www.mauriprosailing.com/

seascape banner

pyi banner ad

gmt banner ad

http://www.lymanmorse.com

http://www.westmarine.com/timers/ronstan--clearstart-sailing-watch-black-red--15213648?cm_mmc=DS-_-Sailinganarchy-_-RonstanWatch-_-160x160Blue/

landfall generic.

karver ad 1 14

yellow banner

http://www.dryuv.com

weta banner 2 9

http://www.shaw650.com/

torqeedo small ad

http://www.quantumsails.com/

sound ad 4 23

BBY_SA

farr 280 banner ad

sail fast banner ad 6 10

ner 2

mx ad

c c 30 banner 6 17

schwab tall banner ad

mauri 3 1 SA-Top-Rotate

b g banner ad

Gunboat 60 sailing in Annapolis, MD.

torqeedo top banner

mcconaghy top banner 12 12

boyd banner ad

tan 55 banner ad 1 21

VX-One-550x150-Bnr_V3

Posts Tagged ‘forecasting’

Article Separator

NOAA NowCOAST Experimental Weather Tool

It’s so rare to have anything useful come out of the US government lately that we were almost shocked to find an intricate new tool available from the friendly folks at NOAA.  Called NowCOAST, it’s a forecasting tool that has similar capabilities to the tools that NOAA forecasters have on their own computers, and is a huge upgrade to the dated and crappy forecast functionality that’s been anchoring the NWS for years.

NOAA says that “nowCOAST provides situational awareness on present and future environmental conditions for coastal and marine users by integrating data and information from across NOAA, other federal agencies and regional ocean and weather observing systems. For example, users can assess present conditions by creating maps of the latest in-situ weather/marine weather observations, weather radar reflectivity mosaics, cloud images from satellites, surface wind and sea-surface temperature analyses, and precipitation amounts for the last few hours. In terms of future conditions, users can obtain maps of critical weather and marine weather advisories, watches, and warnings, weather forecasts, tropical cyclone track and intensity forecasts, and forecast guidance of water levels, temperature, salinity, and currents from oceanographic forecast models.”

There’s more details on what the NowCOAST is about here, and after just a few minutes of playing around with it, we encourage you to do the same.  It’s powerful, very rich with information, and looks quite good.  Thanks to SA’er “Estar” for the heads up; bounce ideas off him and the rest of the meteo-obesessed Anarchists in the thread.

 

March 7th, 2014 by admin

toro 34 banner ad

predict wind banner ad

rbs banner ad

http://www.westmarine.com/timers/ronstan--clearstart-sailing-watch-black-red--15213648?cm_mmc=DS-_-Sailinganarchy-_-RonstanWatch-_-160x160Blue/

anchor new ad

race q banner ad

cci banner ad

FSS_SA

http://www.camet.com/

ullman banner 7 24

ropeye banner 3 25

fisheries side ad 7 22

http://www.motivetrimarans.com/

uk ad 4 3

Gunboat 60 sailing in Annapolis, MD.