Midlatitude Cyclones
scaffolding activity teacher's guide

1) "a low pressure center."

2) By a red "L".

3) Cloudy with possible precipitation.

4) Comma-shaped configuration of the cloud bands. The clouds resemble a giant comma, and the spin counterclockwise around the cyclone center (in the northern hemisphere).


6) Winds flow generally in a counterclockwise direction around the center of low pressure (in the northern hemisphere).


8) North-northeast.

Map #1: Mississippi
Map #2: Tennessee
Map #3: Kentucky

10) Working with current weather data, so no answer key available.

Terms for using data resources. CD-ROM available.
Credits and Acknowledgments for WW2010.
Department of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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