When a WNW wind meets a NW wind, it causes a natural divergence within 1-2 miles of the shoreline. What type of pressure system does this divergence create?

Hint: Check out the May issue of BWS.

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Congratulations to Pat Otto of Mason City, IA who correctly identified that the meaning of last week’s “Z” nautical flag is “I require a tug.”

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