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    • Air Masses Two types of air masses: 1. Continental Polar air masses 2. Maritime Tropical air masses
    • What is a front? A front is the boundary between two air masses of different temperatures.
    • Fronts Cold Front: Cold air moves in under a warm air mass.
      • In the U.S., cold fronts usually move from northwest to southeast
      • They usually bring in storms.
      • The air gets drier after a cold front moves through
    • Fronts Warm Front: Warm air moves in over a cold air mass.
      • In the U.S., warm fronts usually move from southwest to northeast.
      • They may bring light rain or snow or fog.
      • The weather is warmer after a warm front moves through.
    • Doppler Radar Map Where is there a cold front? Warm front?