For a description of NowCast spots, see NowCast Spots
Add a custom Nowcast spot to a MyWeather favorites profile
First, click on the Forecast Map product from the More Maps menu...
Then click anywhere on the map to view a point forecast at that location. Click the star in the bottom right of the preview panel to save it to your favorites.
You can also customize and save the spot's wind graph, forecast tables and tide charts (if applicable), before saving. For more info on saving favorites, see Saving Favorites
Adding a permanent NowCast spot to our database
As the name implies, a "NowCast" is not a weather station. Rather, recent observations from nearby weather stations as well as the latest computer model forecast data are used to produce a real-time interpolated wind vectors for anywhere in the world. The forecast data for a NowCast spot is simply generated by computer model output at the specific coordinates of the location.
To request that we add a NowCast spot to the database, simply click here and send us the following information:
- Name of the location
- Latitude and Longitude of the spot
(Please note that we may not always add a requested NowCast spot if there are other nearby NowCast spots or weather stations.)
The following are two examples of areas where the weather stations are very well located and accurately report what is experienced on the water, but where the computer model forecasts are poor versus what the model forecasts over the water.