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Members' Online Book: Weather Reception and Analysis, Chapter 18 of 19

Weather Analysis, A Step-By-Step Guide—Part 1, Tactical

Most discussions about weather reception and analysis in the cruising community end up focused on the tools and technology. But that’s not what matters. In fact, planning fun and safe cruises is all about how we USE the tools and THINK about weather. That’s just what this chapter, based on some 25 years of real cruising experience, is about.

Members' Online Book: Weather Reception and Analysis, Chapter 6 of 19

How To Look Ahead—Way Ahead

Used correctly, and coupled with some effort to understand high altitude steering winds, GRIBS can be used to predict weather trends a surprisingly long way in the future. And that can substantially increase your enjoyment of cruising. This chapter will show you how.

Members' Online Book: Weather Reception and Analysis, Chapter 10 of 19

It’s A Forecast, Not A Prophecy

In the last chapter I wrote about the importance of understanding the weather systems in a wide area around you rather than just looking at a GRIB or forecast for your immediate area. I believe this is so important that I’m going to write about another storm to drive the point home.

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