Fronts

By: Emilee LeBleu

Fronts

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.

Cold 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.

Warm Fronts

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.

Occluded front

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.

Stationary Front

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.