This 3-hour reinforcement workshop takes a closer look at & examines more in-depth the surface pressure charts introduced in the pre-requisite free seminar “Introduction to the Surface Pressure Chart” . Specifically:
- Detailed discussion on the various symbols depicted on a surface pressure map not covered in the aforementioned free seminar, with a follow up chart symbol exercise.
- Determining true wind direction & speed wind barb exercise as similarly depicted on all surface pressure charts.
- Discussion & follow up exercise on being able to identify the specific weather conditions associated with the aforementioned map symbols (cloud types & visibility restricting weather conditions & winds (e.g true direction & speed).
- Discussion & follow up exercise on the difference between “Issued” & “Valid” from the U.S. Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) analyses & forecast charts.
- Finally, there will be a discussion & follow up exercise on the 24-hour interval specific tracking & intensity trends of the surface map’s L’s & H’s pressure centers.
- Pre-requisite: Attend the free seminar “Introduction to the Surface Pressure Chart”. See the Toronto Boat Show seminar schedule for the dates & times along with a syllabus description.
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 .