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Weather Course


The safety and comfort of those who venture out-on-the water have always been weather dependent. In this course, students will become keener observers of the weather, but weather observations only have meaning in the context of the basic principles of meteorology — the science of the atmosphere.
The course focuses on how weather systems form, behave, move, and interact with one another and reflects the availability of all sorts of weather reports and forecasts on the Internet. This is a general weather course benefiting those sitting in their living rooms, as much as those standing behind the helm. Each student receives:

  • a Weather Manual - USPS Weather - an explanatory text with full-color photographs and drawings covering weather in the United States and its coastal and inland waters;

  • a set of three Daily Weather Maps - learning aids with a compete explanation of map symbols designed to develop weather map reading and analysis skills; and

  • NOAA’s Sky Watcher Chart - a reference to assist in identifying cloud types – helpful indicators of approaching weather.

The Weather Course is designed to be conducted over ten two-hour sessions including time for review and the multiple choice closed book exam.

This class will be taught by Joseph Kerner.  Joe Kerner majored in Biochemistry and Mathematics at Stony Brook University.  Then he earned an advanced degree in Physical Oceanography.  This included graduate-level work in atmospheres, geology, biology, chemistry, math, aerodynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, and computer science.

The fee for this course is $95 for Neptune Boating Club members and $150 for non-members.

This course will start on Monday, September 9th and meet from 7 PM to 9 PM. 

Location: Britannia Yachting Center

Address: 81 Fort Salonga Rd, Northport, NY 11768

This course will start on Monday, September 9th  and meets from 7 PM to 9 PM. The class runs for 10 weeks including the multiple-choice exam. 

Class calendar: Sept: 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th. Oct: 7th, 21st, 28th,  Nov: 4th, 18th, 25th

Just Enter Your Name, Email and "Weather" in the Subject Line in the Form Below and Click Send. We will get in touch with you.

Tel: 631-824-7128

Neptune Sail & Power Squadron

P.O. Box 639

Huntington, NY 11743

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