Sunday, 23 March 2008

Grib.US Weather Service

This free service is now available and requires registration. It is very simple to operate once installed by just circling a box around the area you are interested in.

Welcome to GRIB.US

Our freeware application Ugrib allows instant and fully customizable access to global weather data. Within one simple to use interface you can download and view weather data right on your desktop.
Download your completely free copy here!

What is GRIB

Grib is the format used by the meteorological institutes of the world to transport and manipulate weather data and is the foundation of the forecasts we see around us in our daily life. In the past, accessing and viewing GRIB weather data has often required a tricky combination of technical knowledge and expensive software
Now there's GRIB.US. A company that empowers you, the end-user, to interactively extract your own custom GRIB weather files tailored to your needs. We also provide you with our - easy to use- Ugrib software to view this data so that you can look at weather data for anywhere in the world when you want to, where you want to. Best of all, this is all for FREE!

How to get the GRIB data:

The Ugrib software: our own windows software will let you view the GRIB files you have just downloaded, animate them, display meteograms and much more!

It also allows direct access to our backend servers without the need to open a browser. Ideal for use either ashore or on a limited bandwidth connection e.g. onboard a yacht. Ugrib will let you choose your resolution, timesteps, variables etc. Also you can save these settings for future use.
All this is tightly integrated into one simple to use program. This website: in the Grib data section it has a graphical selection tool that allows the immediate download of surface GRIB data with 10m Winds and Sea Level Pressure. There are no preset areas and you can select exactly the area you need.Register here and get FREE access to both services

The actual GRIB data:

- Global GFS Data- updated every 6 hours (runtime + 5 hours)- 3 hour time-steps- native resolution of 0.5° x 0.5°- 7 day forecasts.

Our Ugrib windows software is now available and it's completely free to download and use ! Lots of great features, clear graphics and direct access to the GRIB.US servers.

Reproduced courtesy of Ugrib.US website

You can read more about weather and forecasting in my ebook 'Voyage of the Little Ship 'Tere Moana' on my website

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