“Compiled from Surface wind data comes from the National Digital Forecast Database. These are near-term forecasts, revised once per hour. So what you’re seeing is a living portrait. (See the NDFD site for precise details; our timestamp shows time of download.) And for those of you chasing top wind speed, note that maximum speed may occur over lakes or just offshore.”
Having the best up to date information before you head out and while you’re on the water is paramount. From your smartphone you can now access instant lightning information. Thanks to folks at Birds Hill Weather!