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Offline Creatura

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Scuba Buddy turned me on to this App - Windy
« on: February 26, 2018, 01:29:46 PM »
https://www.windy.com/

Very cool for trying to plan out your dive spots in real time.  Best of all, it's free.
Shows Wind/Swells/Ect.  Links to live video streams.  No affiliation, just found it useful. Enjoy



Offline DG

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Re: Scuba Buddy turned me on to this App - Windy
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 08:20:09 PM »
Looks like the asteroids hitting Ft bragg. 


Offline the_derek

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Re: Scuba Buddy turned me on to this App - Windy
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 09:05:27 AM »
Looks like the asteroids hitting Ft bragg. 



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Offline lawtalkingguy

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Re: Scuba Buddy turned me on to this App - Windy
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2018, 10:19:35 AM »
Windy is great.  Make sure when your planned dive is within three days to switch the model from the ECMWS or GFS to the smaller-radius NAM or NEMS models - they're more accurate, but don't have the same forecast range.  I found the old NAM 3km model to be the most accurate for the North Coast - they recently replaced it with NAM 5km and NEMS 4km models, both of which also seem pretty on.

Offline DG

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Re: Scuba Buddy turned me on to this App - Windy
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2018, 10:39:07 AM »
Windy is great.  Make sure when your planned dive is within three days to switch the model from the ECMWS or GFS to the smaller-radius NAM or NEMS models - they're more accurate, but don't have the same forecast range.  I found the old NAM 3km model to be the most accurate for the North Coast - they recently replaced it with NAM 5km and NEMS 4km models, both of which also seem pretty on.
Thanks for the info.  Maybe I am doing it wrong.  Just checked Ft bragg for the week and it showed a red color which is between 30-40 knots. 

Offline lawtalkingguy

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Re: Scuba Buddy turned me on to this App - Windy
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2018, 10:51:35 AM »
That squares somewhat with other models, all of which show a low pressure system moving over the North Coast with 20+ kt S turning W winds and heavy gusts W-Th night.

Note that if you click on the NAM 5km button, it only shows you three days of forecast - the rest is GFS 22km.  Look at the slider bar for forecast day - it stops 57 hours out.

Offline DG

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Re: Scuba Buddy turned me on to this App - Windy
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2018, 11:22:06 AM »
That squares somewhat with other models, all of which show a low pressure system moving over the North Coast with 20+ kt S turning W winds and heavy gusts W-Th night.

Note that if you click on the NAM 5km button, it only shows you three days of forecast - the rest is GFS 22km.  Look at the slider bar for forecast day - it stops 57 hours out.
I modified the options and it still showed the red color even though we don’t have heavy winds right now.  Will look a little more later. 

 

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