If a person is an avid fisherman, particularly if they typically fish on lakes, ponds or the ocean, chances are they are pretty good at predicting the weather.
Or rather, they are probably pretty good at looking at an electronic radar image, gauging how fast a storm is moving across the image’s map and predicting when it will get to their location, if at all!
What, though, if you do not have an electronic radar image to study?
One way you can predict the weather is to look to the sky and assess the clouds you see.
Clouds are a bellwether of weather to come in almost every instance.
Knowing how to read them has been a skill Mariners have used for centuries and with a little practice, you can too!
On the next page, we cover the basics.