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.