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Old 25-11-2013, 20:49   #1
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Weather book or class

I'm interested in learning more about marine weather patterns and forecasting, more specifically in the Chesapeake Bay. I work off hours, so I'd rather find a book or online course that is most appropriate rather than in person class. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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Old 25-11-2013, 21:06   #2
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Re: Weather book or class

NOAA has a bunch of weather online courses.

JetStream - An Online School for Weather
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Re: Weather book or class

It is a "person" class but the Power Squadron Weather course is quite good. Plus it is targeted to mariners.

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Old 27-11-2013, 21:01   #4
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Check out the SSCA Webinars at SevenSeasU
Lee Chesneau has a full set every year

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Re: Weather book or class

It's a bigger topic than the Chesapeake Bay area, but the already mentioned Lee Chesneau has an excellent book written with a freighter skipper that has really deepened my understanding of weather patterns:

Heavy Weather Avoidance and Route Design: Concepts and Applications of 500 Mb Charts: Ma-Li Chen, Lee S. Chesneau: 9780939837786: Amazon.com: Books



I'm only just into it, but it reminds me of Beth Leonard's Voyager's Handbook in that it "brings it all together".
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Re: Weather book or class

Instant Weather Forecastingby Alan Watts
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Excellent in depth on line class by Star Path.

http://www.starpath.com/marweather/marweather_title.htm
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