This seminar lecture discusses “clouds” & its direct meaning to a boater. California is within the middle latitudes (between 30 & 60N degrees) where the at sea-level surface pressure storm track often lies. Thus, low pressure systems, whose standard associated frontal boundaries such as warm, cold, & occluded fronts often impact the coastal & offshore waters of the west coast which of course includes California. Clouds & precipitation and fog often are associated with the low-pressure systems and their associated frontal boundaries. Lee will highlight cloud groups & types in this seminar, so boaters understand the short-term (6-24 hours) ramifications of what is visible to the naked eye, 24 X 7, & over a 360-degree panoramic view for all to see. One can learn why much of the weather folklore allows a boater to become “weather-wise” & further gives meaning to “Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning, red sky at night, sailor’s delight”.