;Review for the third exam

  • Tornado
  • Lightning
  • Tornado
  • Funnel cloud
  • Wall cloud
  • Wind Shear
  • Convergence
  • Divergence
  • Mid-latitude cyclone
  • Anticyclone
  • Analogue method forecast
  • Climatological forecast
  • Probability Forecast
  • Numerical weather forecast
  • Fujita scale
  • Gust front
  • Hook echo
  • Airmass thunderstorm
  • Severe thunderstorm
  • Supercell
  • Hail
  • Squall line
  • Overshooting top
  • Anvil
  • Updraft
  • Gust front
  • .

Chapter 9 - Fronts, pages 260-268.

Chapter 10 As you read this chapter beware of how the weather changes with the passage of fronts and how this relates to Chapter 9 conceptual models.  Know the relationship between upper air flow and surface flow in developing and dissipating extratropical cyclone.

Chapter 11 Pages 307-336. Know what tod do, in terms of safety, when threatened by lightning, large hail, tornado, and flooding.

Chapter 13 Pages 307-336363-369, Methods of weather forecasting.

Airmasses, Fronts, and the Mid-latitude Cyclone

Given an upper level (e.g. 300 mb) map can you determine where there is convergence and divergence? 
Can you locate regions of possible mid-latitude cyclone at the surface?

Review the different airmasses, and the source regions (this may help you in identifying changing weather conditions).

Know the type of weather associated with the different fronts.

Test Format
36 multiple choice questions (1 points each; 35 points total)
  2 short answer (10 points each).