Got a Boat ? - Become a Marine Weather Spotter


Here is your opportunity to "contribute to the cause" by helping the National Weather Service get as much information about the current weather as possible. 

With few official weather observation sites on the Great Lakes, the weather office is always looking for more observations from its trained weather spotters.  If you are interested in becoming a spotter, just read through the course material provided below to understand what we are looking for and how to take marine weather observations.  Then drop us an
email and we will send you a marine decal like the one above.  Just affix to the dash on your boat and you can call toll free to give us weather observations when conditions warrant. 


What Are We Looking For ?

How Windy Is It? - Learn To Use The Beaufort Wind Scale

How Are Waves Measured ?


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