Your thoughts on a new Fish Ranger feature?
Fishwrecked users I would like to get your thoughts on a new feature I am thinking of developing for Fish Ranger.
As has already been stated, knowing live wind readings really helps to decide if you are going to stay out (or if you are actually going to get out of bed when the alarm goes off!). The problem with sites that offer live readings is that you only get live data for one location (Fish Ranger / WillyWeather) or you get live data for multiple locations but without forecasts at those locations (Seabreeze).
What about a page where you could see a series of wind charts that have:
1) Live real-time wind data. Seperate chart for each observation station surrounding your area.
2) Forecasts at those locations overlaid on the same charts as the live readings.
This way you would see live-readings and their corresponding forecasts for your whole region. This would give you a better indication if forecasters have got it right in the general area and so give you more confidence the forecast for your spot (ie especially if you are offshore) is going to be fairly accurate or not on that day.
Additionally, if you know there is a forecast change due to hit your location, you can keep an eye on charts for surrounding stations - say 50km away, and see if hits them on time. If so then you have more confidence it will hit you at the forecast time as well. If its early to hit far away stations then it will probably be early to hit you too, and vice versa.
This feature which I'm thinking of calling'Wind Cast' would be a seperate page to the current 'Forecast' page and would probably replace the Tide,Sun & Moon page which would get relegated down the menu priority list.
What are your thoughts, would this feature be: not useful, OK, pretty good or frigin awesome ?
(Founder of Fish Ranger)