Well actually not so terrifying and not REALLY a sea monster BUT … We spent about 20 minutes starring at the effect of katabatic winds blasting down the valleys and exploding into the water.
Both the speed and angle of apparent wind can vary depending on your velocity, which has important implications for sailing. What is apparent wind?
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Using a Wind Meter – get your head out of the boat If you like the article and the animations please LIKE it. It helps us grow. And also consider our awesome Electronic Navigation course. It is also loaded with similar animations to help you understand many of the electronic aids on a sailboat especially your gps […]
We’ve received a few questions on clarification of the mechanics of determining the direction of the center of a weather system either a high or a low. So we added it to Module 4 of the weather clinic and we’re also describing it here. The graphic below shows a weather map in the northern pacific […]
Perfect example of cirrus clouds this morning in Austin Texas. Cirrus clouds typically mean that weather is changing in about 2 – 3 days. Many times it can mean the approach of a warm front – but not necessarily.
Bamm another cold front right behind the other. And this is what it looks like now as it has moved off into the gulf. However – today is different from yesterday. The sky is completely clear and this is shown by the high pressure over Austin right now. High pressure means air is moving out […]
This is the first weather blog and fitting as it is – a cold front ripped through Austin Texas, NauticEd’s HQ, last night dropping the temperature from 76 deg F yesterday to freezing rain overnight, 32 deg F and a sharp wind direction change from west to north. The cold front looked like this. This […]
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