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Marine Weather Workshop
February 23, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$50
Washington Sea Grant and the Gig Harbor Boat Shop are cosponsoring a marine weather workshop.
This course will prepare boaters for safety on Northwest waters, whichever way the wind may blow. Topics covered will include the relationships of atmospheric pressure and wind, how to determine the path and speed of squalls, how to avoid strong wind systems, the key features of low-pressure systems, how 500mb wind patterns can help you find “weather windows” for safe passages, how pressure gradients affect wind in Washington waters, using computer models, and how to get NWS and associated weather, forecast, and model data on your computer.