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Live Weather Data To Onboard Plotters And PCs

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Ben Ellison has a very interesting column on the real-time weather services of XM WX (WxWorx) Satellite Weather and The Weather Channel Marine (TWCM). Besides his remark that these, and other similar, services are still very much under development, but aleady impressive, he also points at the fact that hardware manufacturers are more and more integrating these services into their products.

Mark Twain grumped that, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it!” If he were still around, he might be as wound up as I am watching two new services vigorously compete to provide boaters with a level of weather information never before seen at sea. XM WX Satellite Weather and The Weather Channel Marine (TWCM) may not be able to flatten big seas or redirect severe squalls, but they can give you the knowledge you need to do something about it.   more...

 



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