From Mark Thornton
A complete redesign of my web pages devoted to Great Lakes marine weather forecasting has been on my to-do list for quite a while. The new design presents a more extensive collection of marine weather imagery for each lake in a visually-oriented dashboard format. Clicking on one of the images opens a larger version in a new tab/window. Material related to the risk for severe weather is located in the left-hand column. In the center column, you will find observations of surface weather features, wind speed, wave height, and a variety of satellite imagery. The right-hand column contains hyperlinks to marine observations and forecasts for the lake you have selected.
The new pages can be viewed by clicking one of the following:
I hope that you like the changes. And please don't hesitate to let me know if something should be added to one of the pages.
Mark A. Thornton
I began sailing on Lake Erie in 1994 and my wife Susan and I currently own Osprey, a 1985 C&C 35. My interest in weather forecasting grew from my experiences cruising and racing on the lake. In addition to sailing and forecasting, I enjoy publishing summaries of interesting weather events and teaching basic weather forecasting skills to boaters. I am a teaching assistant in the Certificate of Achievement in Weather Forecasting program at Penn State University. In addition, I am on the faculty of the Great Lake Cruising Club School and Cruisers University.