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Marine Weather Workshop

Class/Workshop

Washington Sea Grant and the Gig Harbor BoatShop are cosponsoring a marine weather workshop in Gig Harbor. Topics to be covered include:  •The relationship of atmospheric pressure and wind  •Determining the path of speed and squalls  •The strong wind systems found in the Northwest and how to avoid them  •The key features of low pressure systems  •How 500mb wind patterns can help you find "weather windows" for safe passages  •How pressure gradients affect wind and Washington waters •What a computer model is, how it works and what it can give you •How to get national Weather service and associated weather, forecast, and model data on your computer Registration required. For more information, contact Sarah Fisken, Washington Sea Grant, 206-543-1225, or sfisken@uw.edu Class will be held at the Gig Harbor BoatShop.