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Marine Forecasts – 5 Internet Locations For Marine Forecasts

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Commercial fishing is a dangerous profession. The largest threatening factor to health and safety is the weather.

It used to be that forecasts were mere guesses based on intuition or a phone call regarding what was happening in other areas, before the advent of sattelites and radio. Now, a wealth of all the information you could possibly want is at your fingertips.

Here are 5 Internet Web sites with the best marine weather forecast:

National Weather Service
This is the Web site for the National Weather Service, the main source for all national weather predictions. It’s free and reliable. It’s also a technological, with text-ready and smart phone updates. See mobile.weather.gov.

The site covers the United States including the Great Lakes. Its range is somewhat limited because the radar extends to only about 40 miles offshore. For places like Georges bank you need the following.

NOAA Offshore
This is the U.S. offshore marine forecasts by zone, all the way to longitude 65.0W. From Oahu to the Gulf of Maine, this one’s got it all, for locations such as Georges Bank and the Hatteras Canyon. It’s free and reliable. It’s also a technological, with text-ready and smart phone updates. See mobile.weather.gov.

Weather FAQs
Got any questions? This site is THE place to go for information, In fact, visit the site right now - you will learn something.

Buoy Weather
This site will supply a free 2-day forecast. As a pay site it will supply 7-day forecasts and extensive marine weather data and charts -- all centered on your chosen Lat/Lon locations. Members can save Lat./Lon. points as favorites for easy access and set up for daily emails and alerts. The site features charts and data as well as wind and swell charts.

Ocean Weather
This site contains weather and other data for all places around the entire world. Wave graphics, water temperatures and other marine observations are also shown.

Weather Underground
Like oceanweather.com his site contains weather and other data for all places around the entire world. Wave graphics, water temperatures and other marine observations are also shown.

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