Where the Wind Blows: A Guide to Marine Weather in Atlantic Canada
Where the Wind Blows: A Guide to Marine Weather in Atlantic Canada

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With generations of knowledge compiled in its pages, the sailor will find this marine weather guide to be an individual reference tool for years to come. Simplified climatology illustrates the extreme variability of marine weather in the region. A comprehensive section detailing the known weather conditions from Nain, on the north coast of Labrador, to Cape Sable, on the south tip of Nova Scotia, explains their rapidly changing and often dangerous nature - an indispensable book of today's sailor. Canada's East Coast has some of the harshest and most fickle weather in the world. From the gusty fjords of Labrador to the fog banks off South Nova Scotia, marine weather is a fact of life for those who work, live, and travel on the seas. Whether you're a weekend sailor or a seasoned mariner, Where the Wind Blows will help you better predict common weather hazards and conditions, and get the most out of marine weather forecasts. With nearly 400 full-color maps, diagrams and photographs, this guide is an indispensable tool for safe and well-informed passage through Atlantic Canada's waters. Environment Canada senior meteorologist Peter J. Bowyer has compiled a comprehensive and up-to-date work that translates the complexities of marine weather in Atlantic Canada.

Published in co-operation with Environment Canada by Breakwater Books Ltd., 1995