Boating and the Barometer

Did you know…

The barometer is a handy instrument for the boater to understand potential weather conditions.

High-pressure systems generally bring fair weather with sunny days and little or no precipitation.

Whereas, low-pressure systems usually bring foul weather with cloudy skies and precipitation.

A rapidly falling barometer can be a warning to the boater of strong winds and the likelihood of rain.

Our weather systems move from the west to the east.

The winds of a high flow clockwise bring cooler air, but on the back (western) side, the wind will generally be in a southerly direction with warmer temperatures.

In contrast, the winds of a low flow counterclockwise with warmer air, but cooler air from the north on the back (western) side.

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Boating Safety - Did You Know

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