Weather Routing & Heavy Weather Avoidance

“Weather Predicting Simplified: How to Read Weather Charts and Satellite Images” is our textbook for teaching Upper Air 500 mb charts, Surface Analysis and Forecast Charts, and Ocean Currents.

We teach Hurricane Analysis and Avoidance techniques focusing on understanding tropical weather dynamics and proper use of National Hurricane Center analysis and forecast products. Use of the 1-2-3 Rule for Hurricane Avoidance is a fundamental skill needed by all mariners.
Our weather and routing seminars teach skills for correlating and integrating 500-mb, Surface, and Wind-Wave Charts necessary for making accurate route planning mission planning decisions.

Weather Routing and Heavy Weather Avoidance ensures you, your crew and your cargo arrive intact and undamaged. Optimal routing requires understanding your vessels capabilities, seasonal weather patterns and synoptic weather events. Constant review and adjustments are made to keep your vessel within its operational parameters.
Understanding littoral conditions, in particular depths and gradients along coasts and at inlets and beaches allows determining size and types of waves. Beach landings and coastal operations are directly affected by waves and surf.

Link below goes to the publication: “Mariners Guide to Hurricane Awareness in the North Atlantic Basin“. I contributed to this effort while serving as Instructor in Advanced Meteorology, Heavy Weather Avoidance, Hurricane Awareness, and Basic Marine Weather at Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS).

Mariners Guide to Heavy Weather Avoidance in the North Atlantic Basin