September 7, 2017

Contact: Sarah Fisken, 206-543-1225 or

Marine Weather Workshop for the Northwest Boater

Learn how to read the weather before you go.

Washington Sea Grant is sponsoring a Marine Weather Workshop on October 28, 2017 in Kingston.

Topics covered include:

  • Relationships of atmospheric pressure and wind
  • Determining the path and speed of squalls
  • Strong wind systems found in the Northwest and offshore; how to avoid them
  • Key features of low pressure systems
  • How 500mb wind patterns 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 or smart phone

When:  Saturday, October 28, 2017

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Village Green Community Center

26159 Dulay Road NE

Kingston, 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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