Mark A. Thornton
Welcome to LakeErieWX. I hope that you find this resource to be both helpful and educational. This site was created to document my pursuit of Penn State University's Certificate of Achievement in Weather Forecasting. This program is comprised of four courses designed to teach basic synoptic, tropical and mesoscale meteorology and the skills required to forecast the weather. This site has several sections:
Links: Hyperlinks to my news page, photography page and my biography.
Forecasting Resources: Hyperlinks to additional web pages designed to provide you with the ability to assess current weather conditions and predict future weather patterns, particularly for the Great Lakes region.
Research & Case Studies: This section offers research papers and case studies devoted to famous hurricanes, severe weather events, regatta summaries and other interesting observations.
Education: This section describes my Great Lakes Basic Marine Weather Seminars designed to teach basic weather forecasting skills to boaters. Learn a little meteorology and reduce some of the uncertainty of boating on the Great Lakes. Click here for a seminar brochure.
Noteworthy Sites: A collection of interesting websites.