Effects of Temperature Advection
on forecasted temperatures

Forecast Tip:
When forecasting temperatures, look at the temperatures upstream from the station for which you making a forecast. If they are warmer, that means warmer air is being transported towards your station and the temperature should rise. Put in another way, if there is warm advection occuring at a given station, expect the temperatures to increase. In contrast, if cold advection is occurring at a given station, expect the temperatures to drop.

Temperature advection refers to change in temperature caused by movement of air by the wind. Forecasting temperatures using advection involves looking at the wind direction at your forecasting site and the temperatures upstream (in the direction from which the wind is blowing).

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Credits and Acknowledgments for WW2010.
Department of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.