1. Compare and contrast the different technologies used to gather weather data.
2. Analyze weather symbols, station models, and weather maps.
3. Describe how weather forecasts are made.
Weather forecasting is a process that interests and is vital to many industries throughout the world. It requires coordination from many different agencies in order to obtain accurate information. The consolidation of information is recorded on a chart called a station model (weather map)
Meteorologists at the national weather service uses information from these sources to form a station model
Isotherm – is a line connected to all areas of equal temp.
Isobar – is a line that connects areas of equal pressure
The closer these are to each other the greater the pressure difference
What are the current conditions?
Last modified: April 09, 2003