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Polynesian Migrations

Weather: Observation and Forecasting

Nainoa Thompson

Feb. 15, 2000; 10 days out of Tahiti, sailing for Hawai'i

Nainoa's view of the sea at sunrise, and what he sees in the shape of the clouds:

"The sky where the sun is rising is very clear--I don't see any smoke (which is caused by strong winds stirring salt into the atmosphere)--so I think the winds will be relatively light today.

"Ahead of us, I see two squalls, but there are no squalls beyond them so we should have good weather once we pass through them."