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Old 01-14-2020, 11:05 PM   #1
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Weather Programs for MFD

How many of you have a weather program on your MFD?
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Old 01-15-2020, 10:22 AM   #2
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How many of you have a weather program on your MFD?
just as I thought.....:"Everyone talks about but never does a thing about the weather."
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Old 01-15-2020, 10:29 AM   #3
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Nothing on our MFD's. XM weather is mediocre and not worth the money given the vast array of apps available today.

Windy (Android, iOS) on the Phone and Tablet for all things weather related. Wave Height, Wind Waves, Direction and Period and everything else weather
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Old 01-15-2020, 11:19 AM   #4
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Nothing on our MFD's. XM weather is mediocre and not worth the money given the vast array of apps available today.
I've been experimenting with Theyr.com. The basics are free but you must subscribe if you want marine related weather.(Wave heights, wind waves, sea surface temps, barometric pressure, precipitation, etc.) It runs on my Raymarine and other MFDs as well as my home computer.
The forecasting is superb and moves graphically for a week or more. Cost for a year is about $99. ($8.33/mo.)

The more I use it, the better I like it!

https://www.theyr.com/
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Old 01-15-2020, 11:49 AM   #5
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I used to use the NOAA forecasts from Weather Underground, but that's gone so now use this which I like even more, bookmarked for all the locations en route. Out of cell range, the EX channels on VHF are just fine for coastal cruising, couple with use of radar to track storms.

I prefer it on a separate screen as opposed to cluttering the nav system displays.

https://marineweather.net/coastal/ca...astal-forecast
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Old 01-15-2020, 03:03 PM   #6
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Found the "Windy" to not always be accurate so am now using a combo of local national weather forcaster and an app called "Sailflow" https://www.sailflow.com which i find to be quite accurate.
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Old 01-15-2020, 03:30 PM   #7
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I have been comparing Windy and Ventusky for a while now, and am slightly favoring Ventusky, mostly because of their several options to view wave heights and direction.
I.E. swell height, direction, and period vs wind wave height, direction and period.
Windy seens to be better for a broader local forecast mode, including a little more information such as cloud cover, moon phases, rise/set times, and general tides.
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:05 PM   #8
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Will second theyr.com on a raymarine mfd. With a single account you can use on both mfd and iPad.
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:26 PM   #9
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Depends on what you mean by weather program. We have a Furuno PB 150 weather station on Blue Sky, and it gives us true wind speed and direction, air temp, and other non weather related info (such as rate of turn). All displayed in real time on the MFD.
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:45 PM   #10
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TZTPro (and probably other versions of Nobeltecs software) has a pretty good weather overlay. It uses grib files freely downloadable.
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I have a mini computer built in with 14" monitors . I then use Opencpn and their wfax addon . I can download all relevant Noaa charts using the internet, ( built into my Mini computer. The fax open cpn then overlays the 24, 36 48hr etc charts on to the open cpn chart program. Once I have downloaded 3-4 days of weather I can call any chart up and overlay it over the opencpn program chart.
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