Marine Weather Workshop for the Northwest Boater

Learn how to read the weather before you go.

Anacortes, WA – Washington Sea Grant and the Port of Anacortes are cosponsoring a Marine Weather Workshop. 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 do they work and what can they give you?
  • Ways to get NWS and associated weather, forecast and model data on your computer


When:   Thursday, March 30 2017, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where :   Seafarer’s Memorial Park Building

601 Seafarer Way, Anacortes, WA 98221   


Fee:   $60

For more information and to preregister contact Sarah Fisken 206-543-1225

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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