SiriusXM Satellite Radio now provides marine forecast information that can be received via select chartplotters from Lowrance, Furuno, Raymarine and Simrad. Sailors can access a similar service from XM Weather using Garmin’s GXM system. The big plus is the “real time” weather graphics these services provide, allowing you to see the exact location of a squall line, cold front or super cell, and where it’s likely headed. The NEXRAD radar feature and lightning strike profile can also help show you what you’re in for and what you may be able to avoid with a sprint to a safe anchorage.
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