Weather - Awareness of weather phenomena, how to read the weather map and the sky, and understand and anticipate weather developments for more pleasurable boating are the objectives of this course. Subjects studied include: characteristics and structure of the atmosphere, what weather is and its basic causes, normal development and movement of weather over the earth, and the factors considered in weather forecasting. Observations that the skipper can make afloat include both instrumental and visual: cloud sequences and the weather they predict; air masses, fronts, storms, and fog; and the use of radio and television weather broadcasts. Throughout the course the student is encouraged to make observations and predictions in order to gain experience in applying the principles taught and develop insight into weather phenomena.
This course is offered to Squadron members only. If you are interested in joining Greensboro Power Squadron please enroll in America's Boating Course®. This course is a prerequisite for anyone desiring membership.
If Guilford County schools are closed due to weather, we will not have class. If you have questons call 336-675-0823
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