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Old 07-18-2018, 08:01 AM   #1
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Best weather buoy app?

Pretty sure this has been discussed before, but are there any accuracy standouts for the east coast?
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I'd be curious, too. The one I've used on Android, "LiveWeather," doesn't show any data any more. I just go to the noaa.gov web site now, but I'd be interested in a better app if anyone has a suggestion.

If they pull the real-time buoy data from the source, no one app is going to be more accurate than any other. It's more about the ease of use and clarity of the display.
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Windfinder is also a pretty good app for wave night and winds. It also goes out 5-7 days.
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I see that WindyTV has wave height, swell and period data. Iíve used it for wind but not sea conditions. Does anybody have any thoughts on WindyTVís accuracy?
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If you travel outside the US there are no NOAA buoy, i.e. BC. You will have to access Environmental Canada web page. I use Siris marine weather linked to my display.
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I see that WindyTV has wave height, swell and period data. I’ve used it for wind but not sea conditions. Does anybody have any thoughts on WindyTV’s accuracy?
Yes. I have. The sea conditions, wave heights and periods are as accurate as the wind speed and direction, which is normally not off by more than 50%.

So, I don't look at wave heights or periods anymore since I'm sure to be disappointed.
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Waterway Guide recently did a competition between various options. To access it go to https://www.waterwayguide.com/search-results and type "weather app" in the search box. There are four rounds and it's still a very limited comparison but interesting.
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