Presented by  

12:00 PM

Lee Chesneau

Introduction for the Surface Pressure Chart

Vancouver Boat Show
12:00 PM - SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2017
Room 1

Seminar Details

Begins with discussion of the hierarchy for marine weather prediction, vessel routing & decision making. Includes important discussion of the marine advisory, watch, & warning system used by the Environment Canada & the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) marine program. The coverage area encompasses the North Pacific’s coastal & overlapping offshore NAVTEX forecast zones of the eastern North Pacific & as well as the North Pacific High Seas (this also does include the North Atlantic Ocean basin & Great Lakes as well). Further introduced to the key synoptic scale surface pressure weather system’s symbols (e.g. low & high pressure) & their associated features (e.g., fronts, troughs& ridges), challenging boaters as to what they know versus what they not know about them. Prerequisite to the prepaid “Surface Pressure Chart Workshop.”...

About Lee Chesneau

Lee Chesneau is a senior marine meteorologist, lecturer, & author. He is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) where he earned a B.S. Degree in Meteorology.  Lee had a distinguished & extensive career with NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) & Satellite Service. He also served as naval officer in the U.S. Navy, a “Route Analyst” for a commercial weather & ship routing company. Today, Lee is an accomplished U.S. Coast Guard certified instructor for basic and advanced meteorology at number of continuing training institutions for professional mariners. He offers the same curriculum to educate & train recreational boaters on becoming self-reliant in their own marine weather knowledge for application in marine weather forecasting & strategic vessel routing.  See his webpage   He can be reached by e-mail: .






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