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Before Heading Out

Personal Weather Observations

In addition to checking the weather before you head out, you can use personal observations to monitor changing weather conditions:

Keep an eye to the sky: Fog, dark clouds and lightning are obvious indications that bad weather is approaching

Barometric readings: A rising barometer indicates fair weather, while a falling barometer indicates foul weather

Pay particular attention to shifts in wind direction and temperature–both indicate that weather is changing

Be mindful of the West: Foul weather usually approaches out of the west; however, storms from the east tend to be more powerful

Be vigilant of other boaters' movements and monitor radio and weather channels frequently–ask for recommendations via radio if in unfamiliar waters

 

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Boat in the water with people sitting aboard
Hunter with a bow in tall grass at dusk
Man on yellow ATV riding through dirt tracks
Person on snowmobile riding through snowy trail
Person paddling in white water rapids
Three individuals backpacking across a yellow, grassy plain
Boat in the water with people sitting aboard
Hunter with a bow in tall grass at dusk
Man on yellow ATV riding through dirt tracks
Person on snowmobile riding through snowy trail
Person paddling in white water rapids
Three individuals backpacking across a yellow, grassy plain

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