Wednesday in GLCC School: Doppler Radar: A Boater's Best Friend

dancline - December 10, 2014

Mystified by NOAA's free Doppler charts? This webinar explains how to make better boating decisions by understanding Doppler images of approaching weather. On Wednesday, December 10, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/7:00 p.m. Central, meteorologist Mark Thornton reveals the secrets of this important tool for mariners in Doppler Radar: A Boater's Best Friend. Click here for more information and to register for this class.

Doppler weather radar from the National Weather Service network has a lot to offer the weather-savvy boater. This webinar, presented by Mark Thornton of LakeErieWX, will introduce and examine the common and lesser known types of Doppler radar im­agery and provide instruction in its interpretation and use. In addition to learning how weather radar works (along with a few of its quirks), you will learn how to use it to monitor the development, intensity, and speed of approaching thunderstorms. Doppler radar can also be helpful in judging the potential for damaging thunderstorm wind gusts. The webinar will introduce sources for Doppler weather ra­dar such as the Internet, pc-based software, and smartphone and iPad applications.