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An excellent written piece explaining how to use the relative wind direction to help predict the weather. Wonderful information on how upper trade winds affect weather at ground level. I think I finally got it figured out for the first time! One note, this was written for weather patterns in Central Canada so it could be slightly different in your area but the science behind it is the same.
Quick, what are the eight signs that the weather is going to deteriorate? This article breaks down the 8 simple rules to weather forecasting.
By: John Winters - Reprinted from Qayaq (Summer 1998), the newsletter of the Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association
The code used in the transmission of marine weather forecast is known as the MAFOR code. This document explains how to decipher the code so you can grab the marine forecast quickly and easily.
A nice collection of weather phrases and thoughts.
Published by the NOAA’s National Weather Service. This 12 page brochure introduces people to the NOAA National Weather Service. How the system works and local frequencies are listed.
A set of nearly one hundred flashcards showing five examples of each type of cloud and some common symbols. This teaching aid was borrowed from Scouting Resources .org
Author: Darren Dowling
A single sheet that shows all the main weather symbols and how to interpret them. This is a scouting resource borrowed from Scouting Resources .org
Published by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, this document is a 5 page primer to the basics of weather and tides. There is a good breakdown and descriptions of the Beaufort Scale with documented photos.
The Beaufort scale is an empirical measure for describing wind intensity based mainly on observed sea conditions. Its full name is the Beaufort wind force scale.
This download is the scale broken down in chart form.
A handout / lesson plan to deliver an in depth intro to weather patterns at both a global and regional level (specifically the Great Lakes) and how this affects us as kayakers.
Published by University of California Postprints. This scientific paper looks at how offshore winds effect the shape of the wave when it reaches the beach.