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Old 18-10-2007, 19:23   #1
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Weather?

Hi guys,

I picked up a copy of Mariner's Weather by William P. Crawford at the used book store. Normally I'll put up the driest of technical manuals when its a topic of interest... but I'm admitting defeat.

Any suggestions for an introductory book on weather?

I'm also in the market for an easy to read barometer. The Weems and Plath I have seen, take a few hundred bucks before a magnifying glass isn't needed!
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The Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) offers Basic & Advanced Marine Weather Seminars ( Meterology for Cruisers ~ by Lee Chesneaus).
Lee Chesneau's Marine Weather

Some on-line WEATHER resources:

Weather Basics ~ Reading Weather Charts
Weather Basics ~ Reading Weather Charts

Terminology and Weather Symbols
Ocean Prediction Center

Mariners Weather Log
VOS - Mariners Weather Log

Mariner's Guide to the 500Mb Chart:
http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/article...DE_500MB-1.pdf

NWS Observing Handbook No.1
http://vos.noaa.gov/ObsHB-508/Observ..._compliant.pdf

Links:
Ocean Prediction Center Links

Some Weather BOOKS:

Weather forecasting handbook ~ by Tim Vasquez

Weather Predicting Simplified: How to Read Weather Charts and Satellite Images
by Michael Carr (International Marine)

Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment
by C. Donald Ahrens

The Weather Book: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to the USA's Weather
by Jack Williams

Weather for Dummies by John D. Cox

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weather by Mel Ph.D. Goldstein

The Weather Identification Handbook: The Ultimate Guide for Weather Watchers
by Storm Dunlop
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