With some help from an article on Panbo, I was able to download the gulf stream current
using Saildocs and view them using viewfax for the next 5 days. I would have thought that:
1) There velocities would have been greater (I found two knots at most when I hovered the mouse over the red arrows in the middle of the stream). However, I think we had at least 3-4 knots pushing us from Florida
up to the Cheseapeake.
2) That the current
velocities wouldn't change that much from day to day. When I look at the day comparisons, there are a lot of changes.
By the way, to get to everything working, I had to:
1) Send email
Subject header could be anything.
In the body, have one line with:
2) Once I received the email
back from saildocs, I saved it to my machine.
3) Install Viewfax 5.0.56 (earlier version did not work). Site was:
Airmail weather fax
Make sure to use the bottom link to get the right version. Check help in the menu of the software
once installed to make sure.
4) Once installed, run program and do a File, Open, and select the grib. Go through day by day.
The link on Panbo was:
Panbo: The Marine Electronics Weblog: Saildocs, a Gram Schweikert tutorial