Marine Weather 101 - Chesapeake Bay


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Marine Weather 101 - Chesapeake Bay
March 6, 13, & 20, 2024  7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (Eastern)
All sessions recorded and available until July 1, 2024

Whether you are a sailor, powerboater, or paddler, learning a few basic weather forecasting skills will increase your enjoyment and improve the safety and comfort of your outings. Marine Weather 101-Chesapeake Bay will teach you how to interpret weather maps, prepare a wind & wave forecast, and recognize the potential for thunderstorms on the Bay. You will also learn where to find marine weather forecasts and how to use Doppler Weather radar to monitor thunderstorms.

These skills will improve your trip planning and reduce the likelihood that you will be exposed to uncomfortable or hazardous weather conditions. Register today and get ready for the 2024 season.

Don't worry if you can't attend one of the live sessions. Each session will be recorded and made available to all attendees until July 1, 2024.

Seminar Topics

Week 1

  • A few basic weather principles.\
  • How to decode the confusing symbols, color shading, and meteorological shorthand on weather forecast maps.
  • The basics of weather forecasting apps.

Week 2

  • Understanding and forecasting the wind.
  • Wave forecasting.
  • Forecasting precipitation.

Week 3

  • How to use Doppler Weather Radar to assess the development, monitor the evolution, and track the movement of thunderstorms.
  • How to forecast the potential and nature of severe weather.
  • The thunderstorm life-cycle and the conditions that lead to their development.
  • How to recognize the large and small-scale weather patterns that promote thunderstorm development.
  • Create a daily forecast routine.
Marine Weather 101 - Chesapeake Bay
Via Zoom®
6th Mar 2024
7:00 PM
Marine Weather 101 - Chesapeake Bay
Via Zoom®
13th Mar 2024
7:00 PM
Marine Weather 101 - Chesapeake Bay
Via Zoom®
20th Mar 2024
7:00 PM
Via Zoom
3 events included