MIKCo Recommended Weather and Sea State Analysis (minimum)
As a responsible paddler looking to push your envelope, consider gathering the following info each day.
Sample Weather Board
Date: June 14th, 20__
High Tide: 1014 Ft: 11.8
Max Flood: 0735 @ 1.1 kt Slack: 1055 @ .2 kt
Low Tide: 1622 Ft: -1.6
Max Ebb: 1406 @ 1.3 kt Slack: 1640 @ .1 kt
Portland Buoy 44007
Wind Direction: ESE
Wind Speed: 11 kt
Gusts: 17 knots
Swell Ht and Period: 3' every 10 seconds
Wind wave Ht: 1.6’
Water temp: 49° F
Air temp: 52° F
Dew point: 49.7° F
Summary: Upper level L pressure running up the St Lawrence Valley, may stall in Maritimes.
Land Forecast: Partly cloudy, mild with a chance of showers.
Marine Forecast: Warm front through early AM with approaching cold front arriving late PM when wind backs to NW and increases.
Offshore Forecast: Winds SW 15-25 kt with seas building to 6-8 ft before approaching cold front.