This weekend is shaping up to be a typical PNW winter weekend: rain, rain, rain, and ships coming and going.

Today we’ll talk about marine forecasts. In fact, there are several different forecasts that together provide a broad picture of what’s going on our there in the huge ocean. Mariners may consult all of them, depending on where they’re going.

Our local forecasts and ship traffic are particular to us here, but there are marine forecasts and ship schedules for every port around the world that welcomes cargo vessels.

It’s a commonality we share with countries around the world that have seaports.