The marine weather report can vary greatly from the land weather report. In many cases the chance of rain over the water is far less than over land. We see many days when the chance of rain over land is 60% but only 20% over the water. We have sailed many days with blue skies overhead while watching thunderstorms in the distance on land. When deciding if it's a good day to sail we go by the Marine Zone Forecast for Biscayne Bay. For your convenience we have the button below linked to the National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast for Biscayne Bay.
To get the most accurate reading of the current wind we rely on the conditions reported by Fowey Rocks Light offshore . Away from land and free from any obstructions it provides the most accurate wind information.