By: Riley Pfyffer 10-9-15 Block 2
The four types of fronts.
Warm Front- A warm front brings less dense, warmer air. It brings light rain. When a warm front and a cold front go in the same direction and the warm air goes over.
Stationary Front- When a warm and a cold front meet and they have a standoff, which can cause thunderstorms for a long time.
Occluded Front- When a warm air mass gets stuck between two cold air masses and pushes the warm air upwards.
What is a front?
What kind of weather does each front cause?
A warm front can cause warm air, humidity to increase and maybe even light rain or light snow.
A cold front can cause cold air, denser air, windy, heavy rain, decrease in temperature, and thunderstorms.
A stationary front can cause very cloudy skies and rain or snow that can last for several days.
Occluded front- An occluded front can bring cold air, winds and create heavy rain if the fronts aren't that dry.
Air after the fronts.
Warm front- Warm, less dense, humid air.