(PRWEB) November 15, 2012
The app, optimized for both iPhone and Android smartphones, gives a wind and wave outlook for the Great Lakes covering anywhere from 0 to 120 hours out. The app provides charts that are updated twice daily to show the conditions on all of the lakes.
The lakes represent the largest collection of freshwater lakes in the world making up twenty one percent of the Earth’s surface freshwater. While some may wonder why it is necessary to forecast wind and waves on freshwater lakes, it should be noted that the lakes are subject to fierce storms and have witnessed hundreds of shipwrecks over the years.
It is the wind that creates the waves on the Great Lakes and swells can reach 10 feet on a regular basis. Knowing the wind and wave forecast becomes critical for even recreational boaters on these large bodies of water.
The GL WindWaves app taps into the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association for its chart information, easily the best resource in the world for nautical forecasts, making it a valuable tool for any vessel navigating these waters.
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