Originally Posted by Ken E.
Tom....Crusty turned me on to Windy a couple summers ago up north. I still use it, but the go-to, day-to-day forecasts I prefer are the governments' recorded vhf broadcasts, especially in BC. There's nothing quite like an actual observation of sea state made by a lighthouse keeper when you're ready to round Cape Caution or cross Dixon Entrance, even though they're only updated every 3 hours. Too bad there are no such observations in SE AK.
He did the same for me too!
You are right on local observations. 2017 we got our butts handed to us crossing Dixon. All the apps stated 3ft seas. Not Environmental Canada!! It was the only one that was right and we didn't check it because they are ALWAYS wrong! Yeah not this time.
I guess "Small Craft Advisory" translates to "Gale Winds" in Canadian!