Fronts

By: Grace Hobby

Cold Fronts

On a weather map, a cold fronts is known for the small upside down triangles. A cold front brings cold and dry air to the landmass that is has formed over. It has a cooler air mass. It will bring violent thunder and even lightning storms. When it replaces a warm front, it pushes the warm air above it making it all a big cold front. The air behind the cold front is very dense. The clouds that are in the sky during cold fronts are Cirrus Clouds,Cirrostratus Clouds, and Cumulonimbus Clouds. After the cold front passes, there are some light showers that occur.

Warm Fronts

On a weather map, a warm front is known to be shown as half circles. These fronts are less dense compared to a cold front. When a warm front comes through, it can bring little to no rain at all. The weather it brings is warm and moist weather. The clouds are Cirrus Clouds,Cirrostratus Clouds, Nimbostratus Clouds, Cumulonimbus Clouds. The warm front has a warm air mass. After a warm front the rain amount is a slight drizzle to no rain at all.

Some of the fronts signs

Some more fronts

Stationary Fronts

A stationary front has warm and cold fronts together. Neither of the fronts are strong enough to push each other away so they make one big front. This front is known to be a front that does not move. Cyclones can be able to dump heavy amounts of rain during a stationary front. That can result in flooding and that stuff.
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Occluded Fronts

An occluded has two cold fronts and one warm front together. It is formed when a cold front takes over a warm front. Occluded means separated and the warm air is being separated from the rest of the front. It is poor in the amount of precipitation that comes with it. It has cirrus clouds and cumulonimbus clouds. It is seen has a purple line that marks as a meeting point for the warm and cold front.
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Weather Fronts