Mesonet weather towers like this one will be going up in 70 locations around Maryland over the next year. Photo courtesy of the University of Maryland.

VIDEO: Dozens of New Weather Towers to Bring More Accurate Marine Forecasts to MD

On the Chesapeake Bay, accurate and early weather forecasts can be crucial. Boaters don’t want to get stuck out there when severe weather strikes. A new set of dozens of networked weather stations seek to improve forecasting in Maryland, including the all-important marine forecast.

Cheryl Costello shows us the technology that’s inexpensive enough to use all over the state. Watch below:

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