News Release


March 8, 2017

CONTACT: Sarah Fisken, 206.543.1225 or

PHOTOS: Available upon request

Marine Weather Workshop in Port Townsend, April 29

Learn how to read the weather before you set sail!

Washington Sea Grant, Jefferson County Extension Office and the Northwest Maritime Center are co-sponsoring a Marine Weather Workshop on April 29, 2017 in Port Townsend.

Topics covered include:

  • Relationships of atmospheric pressure and wind
  • Determining the path and speed of squalls
  • Strong wind systems in the Northwest and offshore and how to avoid them
  • Key features of low-pressure systems
  • 500mb wind patterns and how they can help you find “weather windows” for safe passages
  • Pressure gradients and how they affect wind in Washington waters
  • Computer models: how they work and what they can give you
  • Ways to get National Weather Service and associated weather, forecast and model data on your computer

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA

Fee: $60

To register or for more information, contact Sarah Fisken at Washington Sea Grant, 206-543-1225, or


Washington Sea Grant, based at the University of Washington, provides statewide research, outreach, and education services addressing the challenges facing our ocean and coasts. The National Sea Grant College Program is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

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