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Welcome to LakeErieWX. The goal of my website is to increase the marine weather forecasting skills of recreational boaters and to simplify access to marine weather observations and forecasts. Whether you are cruising the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay, the Caribbean, or the coastal waters of the Atlantic, an enhanced understanding of basic weather principles and a few simple forecasting skills can improve trip planning and reduce the likelihood that you and your guests will be exposed to uncomfortable or hazardous weather conditions. The website has several sections:

Forecasting Resources: these pages provide links to marine weather observations and forecasts for the Great Lakes and the coastal waters of the North Atlantic.
Racing Resources – specialized pages devoted to forecasting resources for the annual Mackinac Races sponsored by the Chicago Yacht Club and Bayview Yacht Club.
Articles & Case Studies – a few times each year, I publish a summary of an interesting marine weather event, such as a hurricane, severe weather event, or regatta. Studying the past is a great way to improve your understanding of marine weather.
Education – this section provides descriptions of my marine weather forecasting seminars and presentations designed to teach basic weather forecasting skills to boaters.

Interested in reading and learning more about marine weather? A few times each year, I publish an article on an interesting marine weather event. Click here to subscribe to my 'no spam' email distribution list.