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...Weather Safety for Boaters...
When spring and summer arrives, boating and fishing activities increase across
our region. However, the frequency of thunderstorm activity increases as well.
Boaters are too often caught off guard when storms roll over the horizon. But
having knowledge of the day’s weather forecast and knowing what to do when storms
suddenly develop could help you enjoy a safer and more pleasant boating season.
Fortunately, boaters can equip themselves with NOAA Weather Radios and will be
able to tune into the latest forecast and warning information issued by the
National Weather Service. This information will provide details as to where the
storms are heading and how severe they may become. If your vessel is not equipped
with a NOAA Weather Radio, an alternative may be to obtain your weather
information from your local news media or a trusted website.
Knowing the weather forecast before venturing out into the open waters could save
you not only aggravation, but save your life as well. For more information on
weather safety for boaters, call your the National Weather Service or visit them
on the Internet at www.srh.noaa.gov/shv.