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Old 07-15-2020, 12:08 PM
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Default What are some of your favorite apps for forecasting wind, swell, weather etc?

I am currently using Sofar Spotter and Windy primarily.

Does anyone else have good weather forecasting apps that I should look into?
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I like "PredictWind". Rick
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I’ve always used Windfinder and TideTrac. Always looking for new apps though.
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My fishing guide and his buddies all use WindAlert.
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Windfinder. One of the very few apps I pay for.
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I use windfinder. More for work than for boating unfortunately. I have found it to be amazingly accurate.
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Fishweather.com very accurate
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PredictWind is relatively new and a very good app. Use it with Windfinder and NOAA.
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None of them are accurate.
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Originally Posted by Clarkspoon View Post
None of them are accurate.
Super helpful post. So you just walk outside, lick your thumb and hold it up in the air I assume...
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I use windy for the wind predictions and accuweather for the radar and forecast and noaa of course
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how about ventusky
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fishweather app is great. Easy to read and accurate.
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Default had better luck with Windy this year.

I like the windy app more this year than last. Not sure why, but seems more accurate. Also has cool new display for wind. pics below.




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Windy, Windfinder and NOAA. Windy’s interface is easy and it’s fun going up to 10k meters and seeing the jet stream. Windy is also pretty darn accurate for Hawaii winds up to 12 days out. It had Hurricane Florence predicted about 10 days out. It gave my parents plenty of heads up in Wilmington, NC.
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Windfinder and Fishweather are good to compare as they have different weather station locations in my area.

You have to pay attention to the exact location, exposure to wind direction, altitude of the weather stations, surrounding buildings, mountains, etc

Some can be on elevated windy points that work anytime of the year, others can be low in the lee of the seasonal wind. Even a tree can make one useless.

So I have visited a few locations around my marina to see them for myself and now depend on the best 4 for me, depending on wind direction and high temps that can create thermals at predictable times mid morning.

But solar fish activity charts, water readings, tide tables with major an minor bite times are also part of the review to predict the where and when's, imo.

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Windy has been pretty good to me.

Note that there are multiple wind and wave models you can view in Windy and that they do tend to differ significantly a few days out.
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Windy. Like the new options posted here
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Fishing Point. It’s as accurate as any forecast, like pure guessing anything but two days out. But it has tide, fishing activity, wave height, wave length, wave direction, and has proven to be the best one I’ve tried. I back it up with “My Radar” app for what’s coming in the next couple of hours and have lucked out so far. Wind wise the most accurate one is “AeroWeather”, but it only works for an airport close by.
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Windy at $40/year when WindFinder is free? Obviously $40 isn’t much but what does Windy offer over WindFinder? Don’t they all pull from the same public data?

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