Originally Posted by psneeld
There's more to knowng boating weather than listening to forecasts made for commuters.
It can be the difference between uncomfortable and scary weather and fatal weather.
It is always sad when things like this happen...on many levels.
I agree with what you're saying. Our local forecasters always include the marine forecasts too with close to 30,000 boats registered between Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, and with this part of the Gulf having such great fishing and diving opportunities, but we are also well aware that we need to be diligent too in paying attention to what is going on at the moment as weather changes so quickly in our area.
I have several weather apps on my iPhone because I've found that one may put out a special weather statement that the others don't, and I am studying harder to understand for myself the ramifications of radar information beyond "red is bad". For instance, our RV friends fly their own plane and were explaining how they watch for hook echoes.
They said that for them the Weather Bug app is extremely helpful. Has anyone else found a particular weather app that has been above the mainstream in notifications and reliability?