Some Interesting Weather Links

…SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH THIS EVENING…

.TODAY…SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT…INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT…SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT DECREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT BY
MIDNIGHT.

I copied this weather forecast directly from the weather report for San Francisco Bay this morning.  You can pretty much copy and paste it into every day’s forecast between the middle of June and the middle of September, and you won’t be far off.  With that in mind, it won’t always be summer, and the forecasts will change.  Today might be a good time for you to start learning what tools are available and how to use them.  While putting together an email to send to an approaching Advanced Coastal Cruising class, I realized that the information in the message might be of interest to everyone.

These are some links that I use on a regular basis to assist me in deciding if weather conditions are good for sailing.  You will notice there is a definite lean towards “outside the gate,” however, the links and information can be used pretty much anywhere.  Some of these are already on the Tradewinds site, and you may have already found them.  Some of the other links are not.

 

 

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1 Response to Some Interesting Weather Links

  1. Chuck B says:

    Great info, thank you Don! Can you recommend a book that’s a good introduction to weather for mariners?

    Best,

    Chuck

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