Join Our Two-Hour Chesapeake Thunderstorm Webinar July 26
Attention sailors, powerboaters, paddlers, and anglers! If you missed our three-part webinar on storms over the winter, here’s another chance! SpinSheet will host Mark Thornton of LakeErieWX in a two-hour webinar for all boaters July 26 from 7-9 p.m. called “Chesapeake Bay Thunderstorm Essential Skills.”
Chesapeake Bay boaters understand that thunderstorms can quickly spoil a day on the water. Strong winds, tall waves, lightning, and visibility-limiting rain pose a significant risk to mariners. Just in time for the summer thunderstorm season, this webinar will help reduce your chances of a hair-raising or windswept encounter with a thunderstorm.
The webinar for sailors, powerboaters, and anglers will cover:
- How to use Doppler Weather Radar to monitor the development, evolution, and movement of thunderstorms.
- The different types of thunderstorms and the dynamics that lead to their development.
- How to interpret key weather maps to recognize and predict the large and small-scale weather patterns that promote thunderstorm development.
Cost: $50. Click here for webinar details and to register.
Recording: Interested in attending, but have a conflict on July 26? Register for the presentation and get access to the recording until September 1.
About the instructor: Mark Thornton has been sailing for more than 30 years and currently owns Osprey, a C&C 35. His interest in weather forecasting grew from his experiences cruising and racing on the Great Lakes. Mark is a 2006 graduate of the Penn State University Certificate of Achievement in Weather Forecasting, a two-year program that develops skills in general, tropical, and severe weather forecasting.
He is the president of LakeErieWX LLC, a company dedicated to providing marine weather education and forecasting resources for recreational boaters. Mark publishes a marine weather blog and teaches basic forecasting seminars to recreational boaters during the off-season. Mark is an instructor at Cruisers University and the Great Lakes Cruising Club. He has served as the Race Meteorologist for the Bayview Mackinac Race since 2014.