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Weather, an in-depth online course updated for 2021, offered by the United States Power Squadrons®, America’s Boating Club®, introduces students to the science of meteorology and focuses on the causes, analysis, and forecasting of weather events. This self-paced course includes ten fully narrated online modules that give the student total control of the sequence and timing of their learning, and a comprehensive PDF student manual. This course is best viewed on a nine-inch or larger screen. The aim of the course is to make you weather-wise.

You will learn about

  • Basic meteorology
  • Weather systems affecting the U.S.
  • Fundamentals of weather dynamics
  • National Weather Service forecasting tools

This course meets the practical needs of today’s boaters by covering weather maps, upper-air charts, local and zone text forecasts, wind/wave and other graphic forecasts, radar images, and watches, warnings and advisories. This course also highlights use of internet resources, weather apps, and Wi-Fi, cell phone, radio, and satellite weather communications for marine use.

Weather also includes an online exam that if taken and passed will give America's Boating Club members the same course credit as the Weather classroom course.

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William Carter

Been reading weather books and websites for a while now to learn about weather and still struggled. This class was the perfect thing to explain everything in a easy to learn manner and very applicable to US weather systems.

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Andrew Price

In-depth is an understatement! Comprehensive and encompassing expert level knowledge.

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Bruce Albertson

Very well done. Excellent update from the 2015 edition. Liked the narrated slide delivery. The switching of presenters every two slides helped keep the presentation fresh. The presenters were outstanding, did not read in a monotone. I appreciated the notes pages with each slide. If I did not understand a particular point, I could read the notes (which were really the script). If I needed further explanation at that point I could go to the chapter for additional information.

I printed out the course material and noted that there were lots of new pictures and illustrations. I thought that the chapters on Mid-Latitude Storms and Modern Weather Forecasting were greatly improved. Well doneon the whole effort!