... This is safe boating week from may 18th to 24th...
Today's topic is understanding a marine forecast. Understanding a
marine forecast is critical to safe boating. Weather and wave
conditions can change suddenly... catching boaters off guard and
creating life threatening conditions. Take particular note of any
current advisories and warnings... including small craft
advisories... gale or storm warnings which alert mariners to either
high winds or waves occurring now or forecast to occur up to 24
hours from now. Before setting out... obtain the latest marine
forecast and warning information from www.Weather.Gov/marine... or
NOAA Weather Radio. Several days ahead of time... you can begin
listening for extended outlooks which give general information out
to the next five days in both graphical and text format.
For more information on hazardous weather and boating safety... visit
the following websites: