NOAA and Environment Canada weather are indispensable but don't provide everything a cruiser needs. On Wednesday, January 14, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/7:00 p.m. Central, meteorologist Chris Parker provides the foundation to better understand weather systems and forecasting products for confident and safe cruising in his webinar, Weather 101: Marine Weather Basics. Click here for more information and to register for this class. This live webinar is also packaged with recordings of Chris's webinars on Mastering GRIBs for Weather Forecasting at a special discount price. Click here for more information on this special discount package.
Although careful attention to NOAA and Environment Canada VHF radio marine weather forecasts is always advisable for Great Lakes boaters, a good working understanding of weather systems and forecasting products is equally essential for prudent cruisers. In this Marine Weather Basics webinar, highly recognized marine weather analyst, forecaster and weather router, Chris Parker, will explain weather terminology, what is on a weather chart, how to interpret the graphics and symbols on weather charts, how pressure is measured, what fronts are, local effects, and more. Chris' practical explanations, complete with helpful diagrams, will provide an understanding of weather basics to help you augment the summary information provided by VHF marine weather sources. Plus it will help you advance toward developing your own weather forecasts. If you spend any significant time cruising on the Great Lakes or elsewhere you'll most definitely want to attend this webinar.