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Forecasting Weather Notes

What is a weather forecast?

  1. The prediction of weather conditions of weather over a few days.

Instruments used to predict

 

Weather:

 

Balloon

  1. Carries electric equipment & measures temperature, air pressure, &
 

relative humidity.

Thermometer

  1. Measures temperature is known as isotherms
   

Barometer

  1. Measures air pressure is measured in milli bars
   

Windsock and wind vane

  1. Measures wind direction
   

Anemometer

6. Measures wind speed

   

Radar

  1. Locates fronts and air masses
   

Satellites

  1. Orbits the Earth & produces images of weather systems, they also
 

Measure wind speeds, humidity, and temperatures from different

 

Altitudes. They are also used to track storms.

What are weather maps?

  1. The National Weather Service & the National Oceanographic
 

Atmospheric Administration collect data from 1,000 weather

 

Stations from across the country to produce a map of weather

 

Conditions from across the country.

Weather Symbols

L= Low Pressure





H= High Pressure

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

What 3 conditions do balloons

 
   
   
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