WEATHER REVIEW

Weather Forecasting Notes: 1. A huge mass of air in the troposphere with similar temperature and humidity characteristics is called an air mass.
2. True or False. Drastic weather changes are associated with an air mass dominating the weather of a location. False
3. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is called NOAA.
4. When one air mass dominates the weather it is said to be having air mass weather.
5. An anticyclone is a high pressure center.
6. With time an air mass will gradually moderate to its location.
7. Winds blow clockwise and outward around a high pressure center.
8. The boundary between two different air masses is a front.
9. Warm air moves in to replace cold air in a warm front.
10. Cold air moves in to replace warm air in a cold front.
11. The boundary between two different air masses that are not moving appreciably is called a stationary front.
12. The fourth type of front is an occluded front.
13. A weather map shows where frontal boundaries are located at the surface of the earth.
14. Draw the symbol for a warm front moving north. Label the location of the warm and cold air.
warm front
15. A forewarning cloud sequence with clouds becoming lower and thicker, slow steady precipitation, temperature rise, and change in wind direction, wind speed, RH, and dew point temperature are associated with a warm front.
16. Draw the symbol for a cold front moving south. Label the location of the warm and cold air.
cold front
17. Cumulonimbus clouds and thunderstorms, drop in temperature, narrowest region of influence, and change in wind direction, wind speed, RH, and dew point temperature are associated with a cold front.
18. Draw the symbol for a stationary front. Label the location of the warm and cold air.
stationary front
19. The front that resembles a warm front but is not changing position appreciably is the stationary front.
20. Draw the symbol for an occluded front moving north.
occluded front
21. Draw the cross section of a warm front.
warm front
22. Draw the cross section of a cold front.
cold front
23. Draw a cross section of a stationary front. stationary front
Draw a cross section showing pre-occlusion cross section of a middle latitude cyclone.
pre-occlusion
Draw a cross section showing occlusion of a middle latitude cyclone.
occlusion
24. Draw the development of a middle-latitude cyclone in map view.
middle latitude cyclone development