October 8, 2020

CONTACT: Sarah Fisken, 206-543-1225 or

Marine Weather Workshop

Learn to read the weather before you head out on the water.

Washington Sea Grant and Jefferson County WSU Extension are co-sponsoring a Marine Weather Workshop.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The relationships of atmospheric pressure and wind
  • Determining the path and speed of squalls
  • The strong wind systems found in the Northwest and how to avoid them
  • 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
  • What a computer model is, how it works and what it can give you
  • How to get National Weather Service and associated weather, forecast and model data on your computer

Saturday, November 14, 2020
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


This workshop will be held over Zoom. To register, contact Sarah Fisken at 206-543-1225 or


Washington Sea Grant, based at the University of Washington, helps people and marine life thrive through research, technical expertise and education supporting the responsible use and conservation of coastal ecosystems. The National Sea Grant College Program is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.


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