You're going to find the answers to your questions here, and a whole lot more than you probably wanted to know....;
(sorry about that!)
weather is fairly limited in its coverage.....although it does of course, cover the Florida Keys
(and Northern / Central Bahamas), there are MUCH better, MUCH wider coverage, and MUCH cheaper ways to "gert weather"....
Originally Posted by Hank Kivett
What is everyone's opennion of XM's weather...its limitations and its assets...is there something else out there better...especially in the keys or islands....
1) In the Florida Keys
and near Bahamas, you have the US NWS/NOAA weather radio
transmitting 24/7 with accurate forecasts of the coastal and near offshore
And, as you venture further, you'll find MUCH better options, also for free....
Not sure what "islands" you're planning on sailing to (Bahamas, Caribbean, etc.), but whatever islands, below you'll find links to more weather related info/forecasts that you could imagine!!!
2) For a VERY detailed look at your offshore
weather options....please read this thread....
SSCA Forum • View topic - Offshore / Hi-Seas Weather data / forecasts
3) For details about the limited coverage of XM marine
weather, the wider coverage of Sirius marine weather, etc....please read these threads.....
SSCA Forum • View topic - Weather forecasting outside the XM/Sirius footprint
SSCA Forum • View topic - sirius weather - mexico
SSCA Forum • View topic - Sirius or XM radio in Mexico Panama, Carribean?
SSCA Forum • View topic - Satellite Radio (as in Stereo)
I do hope this helps..
s/v Annie Laurie