... Safe boating week is may 18-24 2013...
The National Weather Service and the National safe boating Council
will partner for National safe boating week may 18-24. This week
will highlight relevant weather and safety specific public service
announcements for the recreational boating public.
Todays topic is understanding a marine weather forecast.
Understanding a marine forecast is critical to safe boating. Weather
ND wave conditions can change suddenly... catching boaters off guard
an 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 formats.
For more information on hazardous weather and boating safety... visit
the following websites...
Publication information statements are online at