Posted by Administrator on 5/7/2013
Terrain & Wind - What Sailors Need to Know
Did you know that you can predict within seconds...how coastal terrain could affect wind and seas?
Could coastal sailing winds increase by 50%even if your local marine forecast says otherwise?
"What will the weather bring? Is the yacht and her crew fully prepared?"
Posted by Doug Abbott on 4/21/2013
Barometers: How They Work and What They
Once an all-human endeavor based mainly upon
changes in barometric pressure, current weather conditions, and sky condition,
weather forecasting now relies on computer-based models that take many
atmospheric factors into account. However, the modern barometers are still a
key tool for both professional and amateur weather forecasters. Virtually all
of the numerous commercially available weather
stations include a barometer.