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  • 1. Air Masses Two types of air masses: 1. Continental Polar air masses 2. Maritime Tropical air masses
  • 2. What is a front? A front is the boundary between two air masses of different temperatures.
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. Doppler Radar Map Where is there a cold front? Warm front?