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Mark Thornton

Mark is one of the foremost marine weather authorities on the Great Lakes. In addition to teaching weather classes for GLCCSchool, he is also president of LakeErieWX, a company focused on providing marine weather training and forecasting for Great Lakes boaters.

Mark has been sailing on the Great Lakes for nearly 30 years and currently owns Osprey, a C&C 35. He is a 2006 graduate of the Penn State University Certificate of Achievement in Weather Forecasting, a two-year program that develops skills in general, tropical, and severe weather forecasting. His company, LakeErieWX Marine Weather, offers educational programs, weather routing, and forecasting resources to recreational boaters.

Upcoming classes

Marine Weather Basics is the first class in the GLCC School’s four-part Marine Weather Essentials series tailored for Great Lakes boaters and offered for either individual or specially priced package registration.