GLCC Weather Savvy Mariner Series
Great Lakes Basic Marine Weather Seminar
For Both Sailors & Power Boaters
2/28, 3/7, 3/14 and 3/28/2017


Learn a little meteorology and reduce some of the uncertainty of boating on the Great Lakes. An enhanced understanding of basic weather principles and a few simple forecasting skills can allow you to improve cruise planning, racing performance and reduce the likelihood of being exposed to uncomfortable or hazardous weather conditions.

The Basic Marine Weather Seminar will provide attendees with an understanding of basic meteorological principles and explore the conditions favoring the development of severe weather. Graphics and case studies of actual events will be used to focus on the interesting and unique forecasting challenges associated with the Great Lakes. Attendees will also develop a basic daily forecasting resource kit based upon readily available government and university websites.

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2/28, 3/7, 3/14 and 3/28/2017

8:00 pm to 9:15 pm


Click here to register on the GLCC School website.

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

Seminar Outline

Section One: Introduction
Section Two: A Solid Foundation (Basic Meteorological Principles)
Section Three: Interpreting Weather Graphics
Section Four: The Invisible Forces Controlling the Wind
Section Five: Doppler Weather Radar
Section Six: Dissecting A Low Pressure System
Section Seven: Thunderstorms
Section Eight: A Daily Forecast Routine

Click here for a detailed outline of the GLCC Weather Savvy Mariner Series.