15Jan

TWRA Safe Boating Course

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The Tri-Cities Boating Club will be teaching the TWRA Tennessee Safe Boating Course.  This class will be free to the public and will be taught over the course of two evenings,  Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 and Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at the Northeast State Community College library.  Please click here to get more detailed information.

On the land or on the sea we are all affected by the weather. We can’t do much about it, but it helps to understand the factors that make up our weather. This ten week course will give you a very good understanding of how our weather is generated and how we can make predictions of what our weather will be today and in the near future. Classes will be held at Northeast State Community College, Monday nights from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm starting on the 26th of January. The cost of the course will be $50 for USPS members and $100 for non-members. If several members of the same family wish to share a book, feel free to do so. The schedule of classes  and subjects are as follows:

Jan. 26               The Atmosphere; Temperature and Heat

Feb 02                Wind Pressure and Waves

Feb 09                Water, Humidity and Fog

Feb 16                Stability, Clouds and Precipitation

Feb 23                 Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Lightning, and Optical Effects

Mar 02                Mid-Latitude Weather and Storms

Mar 09                 Tropical Weather and Storms

Mar 16                 Forecasting

Mar 23                 Review of Materials

Mar 30                 Final Exam   (Required for Class Credit but not Mandatory)

This is a great course that’s a lot of fun and very informative.  Let’s face it there’s nothing on TV on Mondays anyway. Come out and join your fellow squadron members and we’ll learn to make some sense of all that stuff the weatherman talks about.  I have pre-ordered some books for this class, but demand is usually very high and I may have to re-order so please register as soon as possible. To register you can call, E-mail or text me at the addresses below. Hope to see you there.  

Gregory Robins , SEO,  sailbad31@comcast.net, (423) 262-3989 Phone, (423) 956-0173 Text