So we've got NOAA providing both forecasts and current conditions, but at widely separated points. And here in Puget Sound, wind conditions can vary mightily over short distances because of our terrain.
We also have wind reports from our ferries, which I mentioned earlier.
And now there is an iPhone (and other iDevices) and Android app that gives yet another window onto the wind... WindAlert. That link takes you to a web version of WindAlert, which is also available. For the mobile app, search iTunes or aTunes (or whatever the Android users app store is) for WindAlert.
The first of the two primary functions that we use aboard Eolian is the 'Reports' function. There are a lot more weather stations shown here than for any other system we've looked at. And if you want even more, you can subscribe to WindAlert's 'FreePlus' or 'Pro' services. But we are parasites - we're using the completely free version (yes, there are ads, so I guess its not completely free). There is also a RADAR overlay being shown in the picture, but you don't see anything because there is nothing on the RADAR right now. If you click on any of the stations, you get a chart that shows the past readings in graphical form, and forecasts for wind, temp, waves, etc. for this station.
Should you have this app? Can you ever have too much weather information?