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post #15 of Old 06-06-2008
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the same as Buckeye, I look out the wheelhouse window and note the cloud formations, whether the barometer is steady, falling or rising. Check the wind and its direction and the sea state. All of this will give you the weather for the next few hours.
And if there are indicators of change I will check either the VHF WX or the SSB WX.
But looking out the window works for me...Mainly because no matter what the weather, if it isn't beyond the safety margin of working offshore, we go out and do our jobs. This is for the work boats of the oilfields.

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