GLCC Weather Savvy Mariner Series
Great Lakes Basic Marine Weather Webinar
For Both Sailors & Power Boaters
February 27, March 6, 13, & 20, 2018


Learn a little meteorology and reduce some of the uncertainty of boating on the Great Lakes. An understanding of basic weather principles and a few simple forecasting skills can allow you to improve cruise planning, racing performance and reduce the likelihood of being exposed to uncomfortable or hazardous weather conditions.

The Basic Marine Weather Seminar will provide attendees with an understanding of basic meteorological principles and explore the conditions favoring the development of severe weather. Graphics and case studies of actual events will be used to focus on the interesting and unique forecasting challenges associated with the Great Lakes. Attendees will also develop a basic daily forecasting resource kit based upon readily available government and university websites.

Online Webinars at

February 27, March 6, 13 & 20, 2018

8:00 pm to 9:15 pm

$60 for the entire series ($55 for GLCC, USPS & CPS Members). Individual webinars are $20 each.

Click here to register on the GLCC School website.

Please send questions regarding the seminar to Mark Thornton at Please click here to view the speaker's biography.

Seminar Outline

Week One - February 27, 2018
- Basic Meteorological Principles
- Translating Surface Weather Maps
Week Two - March 6, 2018
- Forces Controlling the Wind
- Doppler Weather Radar
Week Three - March 13, 2018
- High and Low Pressure Systems
Week Four - March 20, 2018
- Thunderstorms
- Creating A Daily Forecast Routine

Click here for a detailed outline of the GLCC Weather Savvy Mariner Series or here for a copy of this flyer.