At sea I receive no outside weather information, but earlier that afternoon, this close to land, I tried to turn on my handheld VHF to get NOAA weather. I found the battery dead, and it wouldn’t charge. On the little Sony receiver’s AM band, I caught a disturbing fragment of a forecast of 20 to 30 mph wind gusting 40, but I didn’t know where or when. On Gannet, the barometer had dropped 5 millibars in the preceding 36 hours. There was a low somewhere near.