Weather

By: Paul Rice

Warm Front

An advancement of warm air masses.


In warm fronts it gets very hot and we get lucky if it even rains.


The sun is always out during warm fronts and it we get warm fronts from the South.

Cold Front

An advancement of cold air masses.


We can experience large masses of snow if it gets cold enough we get snow and hail.


The cold air masses come from the North.

Jet Stream

Very strong air currents encircling the globe several miles above the earth. (There are typically two or three jet streams in each of the northern and southern hemispheres)

High Pressure

Air pressure that is above average. (in an anticyclone)


We can experience High pressure during a thunder storm because of the gusting winds we get that knocks down small trees and destroys weaker houses.

Low Pressure

Pressure that is below average. (in a depression)


Low pressure comes at any time.


It's that little breeze of air that always cools you of when your outside.

Weather Symbols, Wind Symbols, Wind Direction, & Wind Speed

WEATHER SYMBOLS

clear, daily sunny

mainly clear, daily sunny

partly cloudy

mainly cloudy

cloudy, but lucid

cloudy

cloudy and gray

fog, clear

fog, mainly clear or partly cloudy

fog

misty and cloudy (overcast)

partly to mainly (variably) cloudy with small amount of rain

partly to mainly (variably) cloudy with moderate amount of rain

partly to mainly (variably) cloudy with considerable amount of rain

partly to mainly (variably) cloudy with possibility of lightning

partly to mainly (variably) cloudy with small amount of rain and possibility of lightning

partly to mainly (variably) cloudy with moderate amount of rain and possibility of lightning

partly to mainly (variably) cloudy with considerable amount of rain and possibility of lightning

partly to mainly (variably) cloudy with small amount of rain and snow

partly to mainly (variably) cloudy with moderate amount of rain and snow

partly to mainly (variably) cloudy with considerable amount of rain and snow

partly to mainly (variably) cloudy with small amount of snow

partly to mainly (variably) cloudy with moderate amount of snow

partly to mainly (variably) cloudy with considerable amount of snow

partly to mainly (variably) cloudy with snow and possibility of lightning

cloudy with small amount of rain

cloudy with moderate amount of rain

cloudy with considerable amount of rain

cloudy with possibility of lightning

cloudy with small amount of rain and possibility of lightning

cloudy with moderate amount of rain and possibility of lightning

cloudy with considerable amount of rain and possibility of lightning

cloudy with small amount of rain and snow

cloudy with moderate amount of rain and snow

cloudy with considerable amount of rain and snow

cloudy with small amount of snow

cloudy with moderate amount of snow

cloudy with considerable amount of snow

fog, then partly to mainly (variably) cloudy with rain

fog, then partly to mainly (variably) cloudy with snow

misty and cloudy (overcast) with possibility of snow

misty and cloudy (overcast) with possibility of rain


WIND SYMBOLS

01weak east (E)

02moderate east (E)

03strong east (E)

04weak north (N)

05moderate north (N)

06strong north (N)

07weak northeast (NE)

08moderate northeast (NE)

09strong northeast (NE)

10weak northwest (NW)

11moderate northwest (NW)

12strong northwest (NW)

13weak south (S)

14moderate south (S)

15strong south (S)

16weak southeast (SE)

17moderate southeast (SE)

18strong southeast (SE)

19weak southwest (SW)

20moderate southwest (SW)

21strong southwest (SW)

22weak west (W)

23moderate west (W)

24strong west (W)

25calm (C)


Wind direction

Eeast

Nnorth

NEnortheast

NWnorthwest

Ssouth

SEsoutheast

SWsouthwest

Wwest

Wind speed

weak[ 2 m/s - 5 m/s ]

moderate[ 5 m/s - 9.9 m/s ]

strong[ > 9.9 m/s ]