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Old 02-11-2016, 22:51   #1
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The prettiest wind app of them all?

For those of you on Android, the lovely looking windyty web site now has an android app.

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It is also very good. I have used it in the Canaries, Maldives and Western Med and it is very accurate, even picking up local deviations in the stairs between Los Lobos and Fuertaventura. You can overlay clouds, precipitation, waves and shift forward in time. It is just compelling to zoom out to a world view. I recommend it to everyone.
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Re: The prettiest wind app of them all?

Yes, I love that app.

I also like the details it can show (in side bars).

Stuff like barometric pressure, temps, waves, wind chill, etc.

And in some locations links to webcams.
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Re: The prettiest wind app of them all?

Interestingly enough, I found Passage Weather superior for my trip from SF to Vancouver Island. PW was simpler graphics and expanding it on my Android phone worked very well to show what was coming the next day for the 5 to 12 hour sails between harbors/bar entrances.

Windyty is much nicer in color, but I found PW very functional for our use because we were essentially doing local daysails --- for a month!
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Interestingly enough, I found Passage Weather superior for my trip from SF to Vancouver Island. PW was simpler graphics and expanding it on my Android phone worked very well to show what was coming the next day for the 5 to 12 hour sails between harbors/bar entrances.

Windyty is much nicer in color, but I found PW very functional for our use because we were essentially doing local daysails --- for a month!
not convinced with passage weathers models, i paid up for a year but tend to use gfs . The passage weather models seem to go haywire a day or 2 ahead. Though it is next to impossible for us mere mortal to actually log enough accurate data to do anything like a proper analysis
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not convinced with passage weathers models, i paid up for a year but tend to use gfs . The passage weather models seem to go haywire a day or 2 ahead. Though it is next to impossible for us mere mortal to actually log enough accurate data to do anything like a proper analysis
All of these weather apps use the same basic GRIB files
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All of these weather apps use the same basic GRIB files
Most, but not all, use GFS or sometimes the option of ecmwf . And I'm getting passage weather which uses mostly gfs mixed up with predict wind, which also runs its own models. https://www.predictwind.com
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On my android, I use earth.nullschool.net
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