Columbia Yacht Club
Marine Weather 101 - Webinar Series

May 4, 11 & 18, 2020 -- 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm Central

Webinar Schedule

  • May 4
    • Interpreting Weather Maps
  • May 11
    • Wind & Wave Forecasting
  • May 18
    • Thunderstorms & Weather Radar


Live Webinars

May 4, 11 & 18, 2020

7:00 pm to 8:15 pm Central

Only $20 for each session.

Registration Links

(Please note that you must register seperately for each session)

  • Register for Week 1 (May 4)- Interpreting Weather Maps - Click here.
  • Register for Week 2 (May 11)- Wind & Wave Forecasting - Click here.
  • Register for Week 3 (May 18)- Thunderstorms & Weather Radar - Click here.

Please send questions regarding the series to Mark Thornton at Please click here to view the speaker's resume.

About The Presenter

Mark Thornton has been sailing for more than 25 years and currently owns Osprey, a C&C 35. His interest in weather forecasting grew from his experiences cruising and racing on the Great Lakes. Mark is a 2006 graduate of the Penn State University Certificate of Achievement in Weather Forecasting, a two-year program that develops skills in general, tropical, and severe weather forecasting.

He is the president of LakeErieWX LLC, a company dedicated to providing marine weather education and forecasting resources for recreational boaters ( Mark publishes a marine weather blog and teaches basic forecasting seminars to recreational boaters during the off-season. He has served as the Race Meteorologist for the Bayview Race to Mackinac since 2014. Mark is also employed as a Teaching Assistant in the Certificate of Achievement in Weather Forecasting Program at Penn State University.