By: Emilee LeBleu
A front is the temperature, wind direction, density and dew point of two air masses. The four different types of fronts are cold front, warm front, stationary front, and occluded front.
A cold front is formed when cold air pushes up warm air. A cold front causes cold air with light rain showers. A lot of cold fronts tend to move northwest to southwest.
A warm front is caused when warm air slowly runs into the cold air and pushes it down. A warm front causes warm weather, rain, or fog. Most warm fronts tend to move southwest to northeast.
A occluded front forms when warm air gets caught in between cold air. A occluded front causes cloudy, rainy, or snowy weather. For an occluded front to happen two cold fronts must catch up to a warm front and overtake it.
A stationary front forms when cold air and warm air pushes together but neither of them have enough power to move the other. A stationary front causes rain, snow, fog, or clouds.