I can't remember who turned me on to zyGrib a couple of years ago, but whoever it was did me a great favor.
This is the single
tool I've ever used -- it's kind of the OpenCPN
, with a somewhat nerdy UI, immense power, and ingenious functions.
zyGrib has become an indispensable part of my passage
One of its many excellent functions is the ability to click on any place on the map, right click, and make a "meteotable" for that spot, which is a mini-wind forecast
with all the parameters furnished by the selected GRIB file displayed period by period. Splendid!
zyGrib also has excellent and powerful functions for selecting and downloading GRIB files, and like with OpenCPN
you have full control of absolutely any parameters you care to dig into. it's set up to pull GRIB files directly from the servers with minimal overhead, so should be perfect for use with Pactor
. It will also grab Fleetcode weather faxes for you, current
situation and +24.
The GRIB viewer itself is excellent, with a sliding bar to get through the calendar.
It's just absolutely excellent work
by clever and dedicated people -- my hat is off to them! Highly recommended.