Sirius Marine Weather FAQs

 

Who can purchase Sirius Marine Weather service? Back to top

Sirius Marine Weather is available to people within the continental United States only.

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What are the areas where service is available? Back to top

Sirius Marine Weather subscribers are able to receive Sirius Marine Weather from anywhere within Sirius's satellite footprint, which blankets the 48 contiguous states, and international waters extending hundreds of miles into the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.

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Where does Sirius Marine Weather come from? Back to top

WSI, an industry leading professional weather service supplier, supplies the weather information for Sirius Marine Weather. For over a quarter century WSI has served federal, state and local governments; and the marine, aviation, agriculture, media and energy industries with expertise in analyzing, forecasting and presenting weather information. WSI combines NOAA data with information from other government, research, commercial and proprietary sources, and creates timely, accurate weather information using the most reliable, sophisticated analysis methods and processes in practice today.

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How accurate is Sirius Marine Weather data? Back to top

Sirius Marine Weather is comprised of both current conditions and forecasted conditions throughout the Sirius service footprint. WSI ensures that we draw the current observed conditions from the most recent and accurate information available. For our forecast products, although predicting the weather always involves a degree of uncertainty, WSI strives to ensure that forecasts are based on the most reliable source data and computer weather models; and their team of seasoned experts works 24/7 to ensure the highest level of integrity of the process.

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How current is the Sirius Marine Weather Data? Back to top

With the wide variety of information types in the Sirius Marine Weather service, there is also a wide range of time intervals over which the various information types are created. Sirius and WSI both ensure that that our data is the most recently available information. For instance, we provide the WSI NOWRad® weather radar for the entire country, updated every five minutes.

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Can I get the Sirius Satellite Radio Service with my Sirius Marine Weather service? Back to top

Sirius Marine Weather receivers allow for the simultaneous reception of both the Sirius Satellite Radio Service and the Sirius Marine Weather service. Your ability to actually receive and display the wide selection Sirius Radio channels available via your Sirius Marine Weather receiver depends on the capabilities of the navigation system you purchase to work with your Sirius Marine Weather receiver.

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Who supplies Sirius Marine Weather compatible navigation products? Back to top

The industry leading marine electronics companies are offering Sirius-compatible products and Sirius Marine Weather receivers. Also, PC users can receive Sirius Marine Weather using WxMate receivers from AirGator, Inc. AirGator's WxMate weather software provides an easy to use weather viewing application for the PC, whereas Jeppesen Marine's Nobeltec line of marine navigation software seamlessly integrates Sirius Marine Weather into their full function navigation package. Click the following links to learn more about each of these exciting new offerings from Raymarine, Northstar, Simrad, Furuno, Jeppesen Marine and AirGator.

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Are there any long-term contracts required for Sirius Marine Weather? Back to top

No. You can subscribe on a month-to-month basis. Sirius will bill your credit card monthly in advance, and you may cancel your subscription at any time. There will be a $25 activation fee when you reactivate your service. For your convenience, we also offer six-month seasonal and annual billing options.

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How do I activate my service? Back to top

After your receiver is installed, connected to your display product and powered up, you or your dealer can dial 1-800-869-5480 to activate the service. To activate be prepared with your billing information, subscription preferences and the Sirius ID# for your receiver. In mere minutes after your Listener Care representative enters the information your service will be activated. The Sirius ID# of your receiver will be accessible via the user interface on your weather viewer display.

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What are the Terms & Conditions of Sirius Marine Weather Service? Back to top

You can download our Terms & Conditions here.

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