Searching for fish should put you on edge—right where you want to be. Smart anglers put their boat in the midst of pelagic feeding conditions. That’s where XM WX Satellite Weather’s super-resolution 2km Sea Surface Temperature data comes in. It’s part of the Master Mariner package ($49.99 per month) for WxWorx on Water PC-compatible software. XM WX Satellite Weather derives data for the images from multiple sources to ensure good resolution in U.S. waters to about 200 miles out and uses mathematical models based on algorithms and data from NASA, NOAA, and the U.S. Navy to fill in chart gaps. It also updates the SST data four times each day.
This article originally appeared in the March 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.