Weather Forecasting


Forecasting from Satellite Images

Here are four satellite images from three days in a row. You should be able to tell at a glance where the moisture is. Can you track the main area of low pressure as it moves across the country? Try to find the fronts. Where do you think the high pressure is?

It is always helpful to animate satellite images. Can you see the storms marching across the United States?

Make your own weather forecast activity:

  1. First, collect the forecast from your local newspaper each day for a week. Compare Monday's forecast for the weekend with Friday's forecast for the weekend. Are they different? Why?
  2. At the same time, watch the weather on the evening news. Pay close attention to the satellite images they show.
  3. You should be able to notice the same information on the satellite images as the weather map in newspaper or on the rest of the weather report. Make your own forecast for the weekend!