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 this Saturday, November 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Fee: $60


This workshop will be held over Zoom. For questions, contact Sarah Fisken at 206-543-1225 or sfisken@uw.edu