Members' Online Book: Weather Reception and Analysis, Chapter 11 of 18

Tips For Receiving Weather Forecasts

text-forecastIn this chapter I’m going to write about how we receive voice (well, not really voice, per se) and text forecasts while at sea and in remote places.

Why Copy Forecasts

OK, I know I have beaten this horse before…probably nigh unto death. But one more time: You should not rely exclusively on GRIBs for your weather information because GRIBs are simply the unfiltered automated output of a single computer model, whereas a forecast is prepared by a meteorologist from multiple models that have different strengths and weaknesses.

OK, now we have that out of the way, let’s talk about the best way to receive forecasts.

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John

John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.