A cold front occurs when a denser air mass pushes
under a less dense air mass.
• Move quickly
• Produces cumulus clouds first.
• Often produces severe weather, heavy rain,
• Cooler, drier air follows
A warm front happens when a less dense air mass rides
up over a denser air mass.
• Warm air moves over cold air.
• Begins with cirrus clouds, followed by stratus.
• Produces light to moderate rain.
• After it passes, warmer weather comes.
When two air masses come together, but neither
displaces the other, the boundary between them is
referred to as a stationary front.
• The weather remains the same until a force
makes them move