The fourth of Marine Weather University's eight class course designed to improve your weather skills. Available as a single class or part of a full course. In this class we take a step back - to explore the weather systems that drive the weather in the planet's middle latitudes. We'll look at weather maps which depict these systems ("highs" and "lows") and learn how to "read" a weather map to predict your weather.


Before you sign up for this single class - check out MWU's Fundamentals Course and Advanced Course options.

Chris Bedford - Weather Coach

Chris is respected world-wide for the 35 years of experience and expertise in marine and coastal meteorology that he provides to the world's most accomplished and successful sailors. He is known for his straight-forward, honest, and practical approach to using weather knowledge as a competitive advantage. 

What will I learn in this class?

Put away your weather app for minute. The art of interpreting a weather map is a fundamental skill you must develop. Learn why meteorologists always start with the big picture before they drill down to the local level.

Class outline:

  • Highs & Lows
  • Interpreting a weather map
  • Conceptual model of a Low (cyclone model)
  • Practical examples
  • Making a forecast from a weather map

Class Contents:

  • Video: 50 minute lecture with Chris Bedford & Peter Isler
  • Presentation notes
  • Quiz
  • Review of Quiz
  • How to read weather charts
  • Resource material

Learn at your own schedule! Students get unlimited access according to MWU's Terms of Use.

Before you sign up for just one class

Two time America's Cup winner Peter Isler explains MWU's Fundamentals Course and Advanced Course options