Boat operators must know the importance of getting, understanding, and using weather reports or reading weather changing signs in the sky in order to make an informed judgment about possible changing water conditions as they pertain to their boating skill and experience. It is the responsibility of the operator to decide to continue or make adjustments to the trip. Most accidents occur on calm, clear days. However, poor weather in combination with operator skill level and unexpected emergencies can accelerate the danger to operators and passengers.