About Marine Weather

This web page contains hints that we found useful as we attempted to unravel and master the mysteries of marine weather. Many of these came from studying weather using the Starpath Weather Trainer. Others came from studying various texts on marine weather, attending weather courses and seminars, and from observation and experience.

An understanding of weather patterns, how they differ in different areas, and how they change within those areas is an essential part of seamanship. We invested a significant amount of our time on this topic since we hoped (optimistically as it turned out) to sail whenever possible and minimize use of the engine. We also had no desire to get caught out in dangerous conditions. While we knew that Callipygia could get through pretty much anything, we were not so sure about ourselves as crew.

You can see how we collected and keep track of weather data in the Weather Notebook and the Deck Log. The Radio Page gives a schedule of Weather Nets and explains how we learned to use Weather Fax.



Table of Contents for this Article
    1. General Information 2. Air Pressure 3. Fronts
    4. Squalls 5. Cyclones 6. Winds
    7. Clouds 8. Weather Forecasts 9. Sea States
    10. Currents 11. Fog  

 

1. General Information

 

2. Air Pressure

 

3. Fronts

 

4. Squalls

 

5. Cyclones

 

6. Wind

 

7. Clouds

 

8. Weather Forecasts

 

9. Sea States

 

10. Currents

 

11. Fog

 

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