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Friday, January 11, 2013

Keeping a lookout for cyclone development

Kathy and I look closely at GFS GRIB weather files twice a day.  We're not weather junkies, just prudent mariners looking for cyclone development.  As weather amateurs we see conditions looking ripe for the formation of cyclone Garry in less than 96 hours. We hope it tracks to the South of American Samoa.  Fingers crossed.
 A screen snip of our weather tool of choice is ViewFax as it supports direct GRIB downloads from Saildocs... no more sending emails to get your GRIB.    Download view fax here: http://siriuscyber.net/wxfax/viewfax5056.exe
 Fiji weather maps like this can be found here:  http://www.met.gov.fj/weather_maps.php
 Cool images like this satelite vapor image can be found here: http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/TC.html
http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/graphics/stream.gif