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Portholes into the Phenomena of Weather
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WEATHER -It is more than just rain or snow
And as a sailor some things you should know:
That a "Red Sky in the Morning - means Sailor take Warning";
While a "Red sky at night is a Sailor's delight"
But "If the rain’s before the wind, then the Tops’l sheets and halyards ye mind" (or get a reef in the main quickly there mate!!);
"If the wind’s before the rain, Tops’ls soon you’ll set again"(shake out that reef mate quickly there!!);
"A sharp rise after a low promises a harder blow!" (Keep an eye on that Barometer there matey!! If she rises quickly after a storm, ye best just put in port and drink rum).
Weather is the single most influence on sailors and boaters. For most boaters, if it is raining, unless you’re a bass fisherman, you will not be going out. If you’re a sailor, you want to know where the wind is coming from and at what speed. Wind and rain, thunderstorms and snow are all weather phenomena. The Portholes below will take you to a number of different weather sites, each offering information that you will find useful in your endeavors.
Current Weather On the Chesapeake Bay:
Satellite Viewing - Enter your Zip Code and find out when and where satellites may be viewed from your area. Something else to do on those star filled nights at anchor on the water.