20 interesting, and useful, things you probably don't know about Marine Weather
|Sunday, February 16, 2:00 pm||Rowing Center||Chris Parker|
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We start with how to read wind flags on a weather map, then move on to a detailed discussion of seas, including the influence seas have on your vessel.
Additional tips include how to observe the texture of clouds to gauge whether a thunderstorm is developing, understanding how wind parallels coastlines, understanding why wind generally weakens as its direction “backs,” and what it means when it strengthens instead.
You will learn why squalls tend to be more abundant in the tropics during the morning hours (result of a capping inversion which develops during the peak afternoon heating, suppressing afternoon-evening squalls in marine areas)
Cumulus clouds that appear tilted (not directly vertical) might indicate the presence of upper level wind shear which often leads to stronger or longer lasting thunderstorms than the run of the mill pop up thunderstorms.