Spotter Mobile App FAQ


How do I use the map screen?

How do I use the weather screens?

Where do you get your data?

NOAA’s WaveWatch III model
NCEP’s Canadian Meteorological Center ensemble model
NOAA’s Global Forecast System
NOAA's High-Resolution Rapid Refresh Model
NOAA/ESRL’s Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System
NOAA’s North American Mesoscale Model
NOAA’s Public Alert system
NOAA/NCEP’s Short-Range Ensemble Forecast
HYCOM Global Ocean Forecast

What data is available?


  • Available weather locations
  • Bathymetry
  • Satellite
  • Marine Protected Areas


  • Temperature
  • High / Low
  • Wind speed [hourly for day]
  • Wind direction
  • Chance of rain
  • Visibility
  • Sunrise / sunset


  • Water temperature
  • Tides - observed | high | low  
  • Wave direction
  • Wave height
  • Wave period

Pro Forecast [5-day]

  • Coastal waters forecast
  • Small Craft Advisory Alerts
  • Temperature
  • Wind speed & direction
  • Tides - observed | high | low  
  • Wave height & period
  • Wave period
  • Chance of rain
  • Visibility
  • Sunrise / sunset

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