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  1. #11
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    Default Re: openWRF free high resolution GRIBs now cover the entire Med

    Would love to try them, but out of range.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: openWRF free high resolution GRIBs now cover the entire Med

    OpenWRF is the only forecast that got it right today for the Kolpos Lakonikos. We usually check Windy's ECMWF, but that hasn't even got remotely the right idea today. It's a tricky area here, the weather systems from both sides of the Peleponnese seem to merge here and constantly fight for attention, pushing the border east or west and you can have completely different weather on either side of the Gulf depending on which one is winning at any given time.

    For same-day forecasts we normally use Meteo Consult's spots (and create custom ones for where they have none), which do however only predict accurately until midnight, but usually very precise. Then they drop off into fantasy land until midnight rolls around and you get an updated forecast - seems they use a different (more detailed?) model for the same day forecast.

    We've tried OpenSkiron last year in the Balearics a couple times, but it wasn't as good as Meteo Consult there, and I can't remember whether we've used the OpenWRF or the OpenSkiron model. But today after groping for any kind of idea about the weather, I've remembered this one and gave it another try and voila, it matched what was actually happening (which is 25 knots gusting to 40 from N-NE). Will check it regularly from now on!

  3. #13
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    Default Re: openWRF free high resolution GRIBs now cover the entire Med

    OpenSkiron files integrates nicely with the app SailGrib WR. WIth this app it is easy to do weather routing

    TudorSailor

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