Great Lakes Basic Marine Weather Seminar
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Overview

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.

Location:
Macatawa Bay Yacht Club

2157 South Shore Drive

Macatawa, MI 49434


When:
April 15, 2017

8:00 am to 4:30 pm


Fee:
$40 (includes lunch)


For registration and additional information please contact Julie Vanderveer at 616.335.5815 or julie@mbyc.com

Seminar Website:
http://www.lakeeriewx.com/Seminars/MBYC/MBYC.html



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: Clouds And Precipitation
Section Six: Dissecting A Low Pressure System
Section Seven: Observational Tools (Radar & Satellite Imagery)
Section Eight: Thunderstorms
Section Nine: Waves
Section Ten: A Daily Forecast Routine
Section Eleven: On-board Resources (Monitoring The Weather After You Leave The Dock)

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