Highly Recommended Weather Resources

 

Books

Ø      Meteorology Today 6th Ed., by Brooks and Cole publishing (http://www.brookscole.com/geo/meteorologyTexts.html)

The best intro Meteorology textbook on the market! ($100 Can)

 Also Available at the Nautical Mind Bookstore - http://www.nauticalmind.com/

Ø      Wind, Weather & Waves (Great Lakes) by Environment Canada

http://www.fedpubs.com/subject/boat/windweather.htm

Very good  general book on weather for the Great Lakes, great local knowledge section ($15 Can). Also Available at the Nautical Mind Bookstore - http://www.nauticalmind.com/

Ø      The Weather Handbook, by Alan Watts, Sheridan House Publishing

http://www.sheridanhouse.com/catalog/meteorology/weatherhandbook.html

Another great marine weather intro book! ($30)

Also Available at the Nautical Mind Bookstore - http://www.nauticalmind.com/

Ø      Weather at Sea , by David Houghton,  International Marine Publishing

http://www.books.mcgraw-hill.com/im/  RYA Training manual, very good basic book ($30 Can) Also Available at the Nautical Mind Bookstore - http://www.nauticalmind.com/

Ø      Weather Maps (2nd ed.): How to Read and Interpret Wx Charts,  by P.Chaston, (816) 628 4770 or Available at the Nautical Mind Bookstore - http://www.nauticalmind.com/ ($50)

Ø      Practical Weather Forecasting by Frank Mitchell, Christie Barron’s Publishing

 

Magazines

Ø      Weatherwise – Magazine $45US /year  www.weatherwise.org

Ø      Mariners Weather Log – US Government Printing Office – Quarterly great magazine exclusively for the working  mariner http://bookstore.gpo.gov/sb/sb-234.html ($20US)

 

CD ROMS

Ø      WW2010 – University of Illinois – Great Basic Meteorology course for anyone ($7US)  http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/

Ø      Coastal Weather for BC Mariners – Environment Canada

 

WEB Sites

http://cirrus.sprl.umich.edu/wxnet/servers.html  - A huge catalog of over 380 government, private Wx sites...wow, amazing! This should keep you busy for  6 month’s

http://asp1.sbs.ohio-state.edu/ -Ohio State University – Good selection of all US and Canadian basic  text forecasts.

http://weather.unisys.com/ -Unisys weather site. Great selection of Radar , Satellite, and computer progs- and how to learn to read and understand them.

http://www.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/canada_e.html - Environment Canada’s Website.

http://superior.eng.ohio-state.edu/  - Great Lake forecasting System, all the details of Great Lakes very specific to all five lakes .

http://www.intellicast.com/  -Intellicast excellent Radar, Satellite and progs

http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/data/ - Various very nice “Hi-Res” Sat pics…really good site.

http://seaboard.ndbc.noaa.gov/- Great Lakes Weather buoys reports in the Great lakes and Oceans.

http://205.156.54.206/om/marine/home.htm – NWS Marine weather products, Ocean Weather fax, offshore, near shore, ocean text forecasts. This is the source for all ocean weather.