Month: March 2016

What’s up for 2016?

NOAA's new westcoast WX zones

NOAA’s new westcoast WX zones

Southbound Evening Net is undergoing a make-over and we’d like to hear from you.

With news from the National Hurricane Center at NOAA that the East Pacific Offshore Forecast (EPOFF) is getting more development effort, it now becomes more a focus for the evening transmission. We’re reading the forecast nightly on 8122 kHz at 0200 UTC and asking cruisers to compare what kind of weather they are experiencing against what the EPOFF forecast predicted.



Introducing Super GRIB !


Viewfax4This is a Super GRIB hot off the Saildocs press.  And it’s courtesy of  both the Tropical Analysis & Forecast Branch of NOAA, and Jim Corenman of SailMail Association, who forged the process in order for you to get it through your AirMail program.

It’s a new approach to looking at raw meteorological data, in that the data in the Super GRIB is cooked a bit.   It’s still a bit on the rare side, because at this stage it’s quite experimental!

Go ahead – click on the image for its full effect!