Washington Sea Grant to offer online marine weather workshop Nov. 14

Sailboats racing off the Edmonds waterfront (Photo by Julia Wiese)

Washington Sea Grant and Jefferson County WSU Extension are co-sponsoring a Marine Weather Workshop in November to teach boaters how to read the weather before heading out on the water.

The workshop will be held over Zoom Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and cost $60.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The relationships of atmospheric pressure and wind
  • Determining the path and speed of squalls
  • The strong wind systems found in the Northwest and how to avoid them
  • The key features of low pressure systems
  • How 500 mb wind patterns can help find “weather windows” for safe passages
  • How pressure gradients affect wind in Washington waters
  • What a computer model is, how it works and what it can give
  • How to get National Weather Service and associated weather, forecast and model data on computers

To register, contact Sarah Fisken at 206-543-1225 or sfisken@uw.edu.

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