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Course Outline

  • Tune a portable radio to a local station to monitor any weather reports.
  • Be alert to weather conditions. Danger signs include dark clouds, graying skies, distant thunder, lightning, and rough water. Shifting winds usually indicate a weather change.
  • Be particularly aware of weather to the west, the direction from which most bad weather arrives.
  • Watch for fog that creates problems in inlets and bays.
  • Head toward the nearest shore if heavy rain, a thunderstorm, or a hurricane is approaching.
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