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Stay Weather Wise On the Water

Weather conditions can change in a heartbeat. Avoid getting caught in the storm with tech to keep you weather aware.

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Before you leave the dock, you check to make sure the cooler is fully stocked. But chances are, you don't check the weather forecast - even though it can mean the difference between a great day on the water and running for cover in a torrent of wind and rain.

Know before you go

Fortunately in today's hi-tech world, staying abreast of climate conditions is as easy as swiping the screen on your cellphone. Both Android and iOS app stores offer numerous options that allow you to take a meteorologist everywhere you go.

Deborah Wolfe is joined by captains Bob May and Doug Beck to discuss ways you can stay warm and safe when you bundle up to go cold weather boating.


In July 2020, AccuWeather announced a completely redesigned version of its popular weather app that the company says is easier to navigate for t everyday decisions. The app features an attractive and bold new user interface, while placing its highly-popular feature, AccuWeather MinuteCast®, front and center in the new design.

The newly revamped app enables both iOS and Android users significantly improved access to AccuWeather's highly accurate forecasts and alerts. In addition, the app is loaded with a boatload of comprehensive weather insights that include instant readings on current weather conditions, detailed radar scans showing precipitation and cloud coverage over wide areas, and the patented AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperature. Unlike heat index readings that only factor in heat and humidity, the RealFeel® uses multiple factors including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, sun intensity, and wind to explain how hot it feels outside.

Whether you simply want to know if the dark clouds looming overhead mean rain, or if you are looking for in-depth info on wind speed, UV levels, humidity, cloud cover, visibility, and more, AccuWeather is rated by experts as the best app for everyday outlooks and precision data.

The new AccuWeather app is available for download free in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.


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