PROFESSIONAL FORECASTING AND TECHNOLOGY

–      People who study weather and make weather forecasts are called meteorologists. –      Meteorologists use advanced technologies like satellites, weather balloons, radar, and computers to forecast weather. CHANGING TECHNOLOGIES –      Before 1980, weather forecasts were only accurate for one day due to a lack of technology. –      Now, weather forecasts are usually accurate for 3-5…

Forecasting and Measuring Weather

–      Forecasting weather can be difficult because there are many factors involved in weather such as the motion of air and water masses. –      Weather forecasters (meteorologists) use complex computer models, weather instruments, and observations of weather patterns to predict the weather. –      However, through careful observation, weather can be predicted by any individual. –     …

Extreme Weather: Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Blizzards, Floods

THUNDERSTORMS –      Thunderstorms are the most common type of storm. –      These bring heavy rain, thunder, lightning, hail, and the odd tornado. –      Two conditions must exist for a thunderstorm to form: Moisture is needed to form clouds and rain. Warm air must be pushed up in the atmosphere to form large cumulus clouds –     …