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Marine Weather Basics
Designed for every boater, this two-day introductory course gives you a firm foundation in local and regional weather. Knowing the terminology, tools, resources and the foundations for Marine Weather can help you keep all of your boating excursions safe and enjoyable. This 12-hour course combines lecture and hands-on activities designed to familiarize boaters with the basic principles of marine weather and how to use information at hand to make safe boating decisions in local waters. Students will work with case studies and exercises throughout the class. Topics: Weather Terminology Cloud Identification Warning/Watch Systems Beaufort Scale How Tides & Currents affect Sea State Anatomy of a Marine Weather Forecast Local & Regional Weather Electronic Resources & Apps Traditional Weather Tools Fog More
Starts Starts: 9/26/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
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Marine Weather II: Weather for Passagemaking
This 2-day class builds on the foundation of Weather Basics class. Students will perform several practical exercises to reinforce their understanding of surface weather charts. The class also introduces students to the 3-D aspects of weather such as 500 Mb upper air flow charts, ridges, and troughs. Understanding the upper air movement and its influence on the corresponding surface systems is a critical first step in making weather routing decisions. This class is essential for anyone venturing offshore and recommended for those looking to further understand marine weather.

  • Onboard Weather Watch 
  • Forecast Analysis and Modeling 
  • Wind and Sea State 
  • Ocean Current Gyres 
  • 500 Mb upper air flow charts 
  • Local and Global weather systems 
  • Major Storms and Storm Intensity 
  • Tactical Decisions before and after departure 
  • Routing and Passage Planning 
  • Vessel structure, stability, and seaworthiness 
  • Prerequisite: Marine Weather Basics 
Starts Starts: 9/28/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
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