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Old 18-04-2009, 16:46   #1
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marine weather forecast?

Does anyone know of a website that gives a good marine weather forecast? My husband is currently bringing a boat back from Trinidad to Annapolis, and is off the coast of northern Florida. He subscribes to a weather service from a guy named Herb in Canada, and he is forecasting gale force winds of Hatteras on Monday. I would like to be able to confirm and add more detail - apparently their reception was somewhat garbled.
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Old 18-04-2009, 17:57   #2
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go to PassageWeather - Sailing Weather - Marine Weather Forecasts for Sailors and Adventurers and you can find what you are looking for. current forecast for Monday shows wind of 20-25 kts from the southwest which should move your husband along nicely as that is a following wind. Perhaps 25-30 kts Tuesday but still should be behind him and no problem for a well found boat.
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Herb has an excellent--among the best--reputation. If Herb says gale off of Hatteras then your husband would be well advised to duck into Beaufort Inlet (NC) or before.
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I find windguru a helpful source, and many have recommended:

http://www.caribwx.com/ssb.html

but I very strongly agree with starfish62. Everything I've heard about Herb (pardon the tongue twister), is that he knows his stuff.
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Does anyone know of a website that gives a good marine weather forecast? My husband is currently bringing a boat back from Trinidad to Annapolis, and is off the coast of northern Florida. He subscribes to a weather service from a guy named Herb in Canada, and he is forecasting gale force winds of Hatteras on Monday. I would like to be able to confirm and add more detail - apparently their reception was somewhat garbled.
Also NOAA is good up to 200 miles out. All US waters are available.

Ocean Prediction Center

Yup, looks like they are in for a moderate blow. Either duck in or stay well off, since the wind will be east and there is nothing welcoming in that area until the Chesapeake.
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