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Cyclones and Associated Warm Front
leading edge of warmer air mass
Below is a simple model of a cyclone with a
cold front extending to the south from the
center of low pressure and
a warm front extending to the east
ahead of the storm.
At low levels, several air masses
of distinctly different origin may be
found in varying parts of the cyclone.
The warm front marks the leading edge of
warm moist air
being pulled northward by southerly winds
ahead (east) of the low.
Clouds and precipitation usually develop along
and ahead of the warm front as
warm moist air rides
up and over the colder air ahead of it.
higher dew points