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Wondering what good books there are if one wants to learn to properly interpret a weather map.....
 

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For free yes free go to the noaa website. They have a series of articles addressing just this topic. As a side benefit they also explain the basics like why wind is ccw around a low north of the equator. How trough/ridges effect weather.what the clouds mean and like subjects.
Beyond that read anything from Lee Chesneau.
 

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About Us « Lee Chesneau's Marine Weather

If you go to the drop down menu for suggested reading you'll find suggested books and links to downloadable resources and publications.
Lee Chesneau is one of the under recognized contributors to cruising sailors. He is passionate about self-sufficiency and helping us understand what we can expect from the weather on a very practical level.

My primary weather resource is the thick notebook from Lee's 3-day weather course many years ago, packed with my notes from the class. After that, Reed's Maritime Meteorology.

Google can be a good friend - there is lots of good stuff on the Internet from government agencies (like NOAA) and academia. A basic foundation in weather forecasting helps you put together good search terms to find the details you may be after.
 
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