Weather Wise

Forecasting

Understanding Basic Concepts
-recognize large-scale and local weather systems
- predict local weather patterns using data from their own observations of weather and from weather reports
- identify patterns in air movement

  A Link to Learning web-based student learning activity     www.linktolearning.com

 

Congratulations! You and your family are spending a weekend camping.
Everyone, except you, seems to have a special job to prepare for the trip.  
However you soon find that you're going to have a crucial role in making the weekend a success.

Read the details at  http://weathereye.kgan.com/cadet/forecast/camp.html  and follow the links.

The following questions and organizers will help you keep track of the crucial information you’ll need.

 

Cloud Forecasting

Cloud Type Description Possible Weather
cirrus .

 

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altocumulus .

 

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nimbostratus .

 

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cumulus .

 

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cumulonimbus .

 

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Wind Forecasting

Wind Direction Possible Weather
North .

 

South .

 

East .

 

West .

 

What can make the above predictions inaccurate? ________________________________________

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Senses Forecasting

What might you hear that can help you forecast the weather?  ______________________________

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Summary

Describe how helpful you were to your family. _________________________________________

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