Weather, Water and other Significant Factors to consider when steering a dragon boat
Strong cold fronts from the Gulf of Alaska/North Pacific have the largest impacts on the water conditions for the San Francisco Bay Area
However, be aware of Pacific hurricanes coming north from Baja Mexico; the COLD California current destroys the hurricane’s warm core, but the remnants can bring dry lightning storms into the area
The Weather Channel – comprehensive, though less focused on Pacific coast
Weather West – UCLA Professor Daniel Swain provides insightful analysis on the Pacific
Water in the marina quickly moves out
Boats will tip over, so numerous masts are no longer be vertical
Water wildlife will be caught in the exposed mud and flapping around, including fish and seals
At this point, DO NOT INVESTIGATE!
What makes the Berkeley Marina vulnerable?
We are directly across the Golden Gate Bridge and a tsunami, generated by a large earthquake/volcanic eruption near the Philippines or Indonesia, is likely to strike us.