Safe Boating Week 2006

 

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WEATHER CHECKLIST
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AUXILIARY GEORGETOWN

 
 

...WEATHER CHECKLIST...

THE FOLLOWING IS A SAFE BOATING MESSAGE FROM THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AUXILIARY GEORGETOWN

Before leaving on a boating trip please obtain the latest weather information so that you can decide to leave or stay in port. It is important to obtain the current forecast, which might have changed from the previous day, the location of storms, and the latest observations from local buoys and coastal stations. Be sure to tune to NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards for the latest weather information.

While at sea, pay attention to changes in weather conditions, especially when thunderstorms or fronts are forecast to affect the area. Cumulus clouds may begin to grow rapidly and the sky may darken. Another sign of thunderstorms in the area is the static caused by lightning heard on the AM radio.

Delay leaving port if hazardous weather is forecast or observed in the area. If you are caught in a storm out on the open water remember to stay below deck if possible...and stay away from ungrounded metal objects. Also, make sure that you and your crew are wearing life jackets.

THIS MESSAGE WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY...

THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AUXILIARY GEORGETOWN

 ...YOU'RE IN COMMAND. BOAT RESPONSIBLY!...

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