Wednesday in GLCCSchool: Thunderstorms: A Guide for Coastal and Inland Boaters

dancline - March 5, 2015

Thunderstorms can quickly spoil an outing in many ways—strong winds, large waves, dangerous lightning or visibility-limiting rain. On Wednesday, March 4, at 8:00 PM Eastern/7:00 PM Central, Lake Erie sailor and meteorologist Mark Thornton will explain thunderstorms and their formation in his webinar, Thunderstorms: A Guide for Coastal and Inland Boaters. Click here for more information and to register for this class.

Mark's interest in weather forecasting grew from his experiences cruising and racing on the Great Lakes. He is a 2006 graduate of the two-year Certificate of Achievement in Weather Forecasting program at Penn State University, and hosts a website,, devoted to marine weather education and forecasting.He serves as president of LakeErieWX LLC, a company dedicated to providing marine weather education and forecasting resources for recreational boaters, president of his local chapter of the American Meteorological Society, and is a frequent presenter of marine weather seminars and related presentations around the Great Lakes region.