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Introduction to Weather for Recreational Boaters 
(updated 02 February 201
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(This course is open to the public)


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FALL 2016 COURSE DATES AND INFORMATION
  • Registration:  CPS National website
  • Introduction to Weather: Wednesdays 11 October to 06 December 2016.

Course Price:  CPS member, primary $140, Non-CPS members $185.

Payment:  Payment at the National site is by credit card only.

WINTER 2017 COURSE DATES AND INFORMATION
  • Registration:  CPS National website
  • Introduction to Weather: Wednesdays 01 March to 03 May 2017.

Course Price:  with Printed Material: CPS member $150, Non-CPS members $195.
with e-Book: Member $135, Non-member $180

Payment:  Payment at the National site is by credit card only.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course Duration:  10 two-hour weekly sessions.

"As the skies appear to a man, so is his mind.  Some see only clouds; some, prodigies and portents; some rarely look up at all."
(Thoreau 1852)

Winds, waves, fog, lightning, hail, tornadoes .... hurricanes! The wise boater respects and anticipates mother nature’s many moods. Beyond “red sky in the morning”, this course provides boaters with the tools to find and accurately interpret weather reports and forecasts, and to develop keen judgments in “reading” the sky and sea for optimum boating safety in and around Canadian waters. Newly developed for adult learners, this course will measure learning success not by closed-book, memory-work exams, but by practical, open-book applications of learned concepts to actual boating situations.

Topics:

1. The Atmosphere, Temperature, Heat
2. Wind, Pressure, Waves
3. Water, Humidity, Fog, Precipitation
4. Stability, Clouds
5. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
6. Mid-Latitude Weather and Storms
7. Overview of Special Topics: e.g. hurricanes
*REGISTER ONLINE
through the CPS National Site
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