(www.fermi.jhuapl.edu/avhrr/) This is by far the best site on the web and displays high resolution, real-time, false color NOAA polar orbiting infrared satellite images covering the entire East Coast and Gulf of Mexico. There are three and seven day composites available as well as archive data back several years.
(www.marine.rutgers.edu/cool/sat_data) This is the second best website (next to Johns Hopkins), that displays real time false color imagery covering large areas and 3 degree squares.
(www.ndbc.noaa.gov/rmd.shtml) This site displays buoy information such as sea surface temperatures, air temperature, sea level pressure, wave height, barometric pressure, etc.
Jenifer acquires images from each of these sites, downloads them, and analyzes them using multi-layer photoshop software. Her final products are a combination of the interpretation from all the infrared imagery.
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Every boat should have the following weather tools on board:
Associated gear for bad weather:
Also for long passages, consider: