Club meeting via Zoom featuring Ross MacDonald’s “Marine Weather 101”

When: January 10, 2022 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tune in early at 7pm for a Safety talk by Bob Salo. The topic is “Emergency! – What Happens Now”.

At 7:30 pm, we welcome guest speaker Ross MacDonald, Environment Canada Meteorologist to discuss marine weather forecasting for paddlers. Before and after the presentation, breakout rooms will be available. A Zoom link is below – public welcome.

Marine Weather 101: Ever wonder what causes wind? And how terrain effects it? Ever wonder what speeds strong wind warnings begin and when they get upgraded to gale force? What does the information included in the Marine Forecast VHF report mean for the weather today and tomorrow? What can clouds tell you about the frontal systems where you are and what should you expect to happen next? Join Environment and Climate Change Canada senior meteorologist Ross Macdonald in a conversation involving all aspects of marine weather and marine weather forecasting for coastal B.C. waters.


Bio of Speaker: Ross MacDonald is an Environment and Climate Change Canada senior meteorologist with 13 years of experience working at the Pacific Storm Prediction Centre in Vancouver. He has developed a deep understanding of west coast weather with over a decade of experience writing coastal B.C. marine forecasts as well as consulting mariners directly on Environment and Climate Change Canada’s One-on-one marine consultation phone line. Ross believes the key to improving forecast service is through public education and communications to users. Outside of work Ross is an outdoors enthusiast; enjoying the very best that B.C. has to offer including kayaking, hiking, and trail running.

Zoom Meeting Link:

Meeting ID: 818 6149 0851

Passcode: 948333