This free seminar begins with Lee Chesneau’s discussion of the hierarchy for marine weather prediction, vessel routing & decision making.
- This includes the VERY important discussion of the marine advisory, watch, & warning system used by the Environment Canada & the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) marine program.
- The coverage area encompasses the Great Lakes, the north Atlantic coastal & overlapping offshore NAVTEX forecast zones of the western North Atlantic Ocean, as well as the north Atlantic high seas (this also does include the north Pacific Ocean basin as well).
- The attendee will be further introduced to the key synoptic scale surface pressure weather systems (e.g. low & high pressure) & their associated depicted chart symbols, challenging boaters as to what they know versus what they not know about them.
- This seminar is a prerequisite to the prepaid “Surface Pressure Chart Workshop”. See the Toronto Boat Show website and show guide for free seminar & prepaid workshop schedules along with detailed syllabus write-ups.
Lee Chesneau is a senior marine meteorologist, lecturer, & author. He is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) where he earned a B.S. Degree in Meteorology. Lee had a distinguished & extensive career with NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) & Satellite Service. He also served as naval officer in the U.S. Navy, a “Route Analyst” for a commercial weather & ship routing company. Today, Lee is an accomplished U.S. Coast Guard certified instructor for basic and advanced meteorology at number of continuing training institutions for professional mariners. He offers the same curriculum to educate & train recreational boaters on becoming self-reliant in their own marine weather knowledge for application in marine weather forecasting & strategic vessel routing. See his webpage www.weatherbylee.com. He can be reached by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .