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Trip Planning and Preparation

IDENTIFYING DANGEROUS WEATHER CONDITIONS

 

Check the forecast before you go paddling and also keep an ‘eye to the sky’ during your paddle trip. Watch out for the development of any of these dangerous conditions:  

Fog, dark clouds and lightning.

A falling barometer (if the barometer falls, you should expect rain to fall!).

A noticeable halo around the sun or moon (this usually indicates rain).

Changes in the direction and temperature of the wind (a temperature drop indicates a storm).

Puffy, vertically rising clouds (these are storm clouds).

Watch out for the west—foul weather usually arrives from the west, but storms rolling in from the east tend to hit the hardest!

 

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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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