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Friday, September 8 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Clouds and What they Mean to a Mariner

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This seminar lecture discusses “clouds” & its direct meaning to a boater. The Pacific NW is square in the middle latitudes (between 30 & 60N degrees) where the at sea-level surface pressure storm track often lies. Thus, synoptic scale middle latitude extra-tropical (meaning outside of the tropical latitudes) low pressure systems, whose standard associated frontal boundaries such as warm, cold, & occluded fronts often impacts the inland & coastal waters of the Pacific Northwest. This is where over 90 percent of boating activity prevails! Lee will highlight “cloud” groups & types in this seminar, so boaters understand the short-term (6-24 hours) ramifications of what is visible to the naked eye, 24 X 7, & over a 360-degree panoramic view for all to see. This also allows a boater’s determination to process (or validate) their own forecasts. Opportunities to take photos & create a rolodex file of the vast number “cloud” types that repeat themselves over & over again allows a boater to become “weatherwise” & further gives meaning to “Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning, red sky at night, sailor’s delight”. Do not miss this opportunity to hear from a senior marine meteorologist who formal education from the other “UW” (University of Wisconsin), paved the way for an impressive career as a weather forecaster, vessel router, & now educator & trainer during his ongoing 44 plus year career.


Lee Chesneau

Lee Chesneau is senior marine meteorologist & graduate from one of the elite universities that offer degrees in meteorology, the University of Wisconsin (Madison). His Bachelor of Science (B.S) Degree in Meteorology was Lee’s ticket to a distinguished & extensive career with NOAA’s... Read More →

Friday September 8, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
Technical Stage Maritime East