Weather is the state of the atmosphere regarding wind, moisture, temperature, cloud coverage, pressure, and other meteorological conditions.
Meteorology is the scientific study of the Earth’s atmosphere, especially its patterns or climate and weather
What’s the difference between weather and climate???
Weather is what is currently going on. When somebody says, “It is 32 degrees…” they are talking about weather .
Climate is weather, in a sense, but as an average. When somebody says, “The average temperature in July for the last 15 years is 80 degrees…” they are talking about the climate . Climate varies from place to place.
NWS’ job is to analyze and monitor weather conditions and issue advisories, watches, and warnings when weather becomes hazardous. The motto for the NWS is: “For the protection of life and property.” There are several branches of the NWS. Storm Spotters are important to the NWS because they REPORT hazardous weather.
NOAA Field Map
Starting Pay: $30,000; Top Pay: $146,000
EX: Dennis Hull-Warning Coordinator Meteorologist
30 years as meteorologist/10 in PDT
His Pay: $100-105,000
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology
Meteorology, math, and physics
What meteorologists use to help predict the weather… 0.50 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10 0.00
Clouds are formed when water evaporates in the sky and changes into the gas form, we them as clouds.
People caught in the open, should seek shelter under highway overpasses.
Areas near lakes, rivers, and the ocean aren’t safe from tornadoes.
Tornadoes can happen in the mountains or in high elevations.
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Tornado State Rankings
# of Tornadoes
123 EF2+ tornadoes
143 EF2+ tornadoes
161 EF2+ tornadoes
UNION COUNTY TORNADO Begin Date: June 21, 1983; 1415 (2:15) PDT Begin Location: Not Known Begin LAT/LON: 45°22'N / 118°03'W (LADD CANYON) End Location: Not Known Length: 0 Mile Width: 17 Yards Magnitude: F0 Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Property Damage: $25,000.00 Crop Damage: $0.00 Description: None Reported
A tropical cyclone in the
Atlantic, Caribbean Sea,
Gulf of Mexico, or
eastern Pacific, which
the maximum 1-minute
sustained surface wind is
74 mph greater. Hurricanes
are classified on the Saffir-
Simpson Scale to describe
their wind speeds. (VIDEO)
Step #1 How Hurricanes Form… L
Step #2 How Hurricanes Form
Step #3 | Final Step How Hurricanes Form… H
Saffir-Simpson (Hurricane Intensity) Scale
NWS Building Entrance
NWS Radar What does RADAR stand for? RA dio Detection A nd R anging