Introduction to Weather for Recreational Boaters

Winds, waves, fog, lightning, hail, tornadoes .... hurricanes! The wise boater respects and anticipates mother nature’s many moods. Beyond “red sky in the morning”, this course provides boaters with the tools to find and accurately interpret weather reports and forecasts, and to develop keen judgments in “reading” the sky and sea for optimum boating safety in and around Canadian waters. Newly developed for adult learners, this course will measure learning success not by closed-book, memory-work exams, but by practical, open-book applications of learned concepts to actual boating situations.

Topics:

1. The Atmosphere, Temperature, Heat
2. Wind, Pressure, Waves
3. Water, Humidity, Fog, Precipitation
4. Stability, Clouds
5. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
6. Mid-Latitude Weather and Storms
7. Overview of Special Topics: e.g. hurricanes

Introduction to Weather
400 Anderson Street
Whitby, ON L1N 3V6

Course Date

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm

Notes

Please Note: if you register within one week of the starting date, please notify the course instructor by email so that we had make all attempts to have student course material ready on the first evening.  Thank you.

Please note: The venue/location for this course may move to another location in Whitby or Oshawa as the start date approached.

For Infromation contact John Rycroft:  introduction_to_weather@oshawapss.ca