Steve and Linda Dashew has made two of their very good books available as free downloads!
If you read ANY weather guidebook, the Mariner's Weather Handbook is probably the best one out there. Read it, re-read it, and understand it. Then keep reading it while you're cruising. His suggestion that understanding the weather is the key to happy cruising is one idea I strongly endorse.
Surviving the Storm offers a lot of good ideas on what to do if you get caught in bad weather.
No pushing and shoving, don't all crash their server at once.