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Meteorology
 
  introduction
 
  air masses, fronts
 
  clouds, precipitation
 
  el nino
 
  forces, winds
 
  hurricanes
 
  hydrologic cycle
 
  light, optics
 
  midlatitude cyclones
 
  severe storms
 
> weather forecasting

Weather Forecasting
 
> introduction
 
  methods
 
  surface features
 
  temperatures
 
  precipitation

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> text

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[Image: Weather Forecasting Banner (48K)]
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"Look for hazy skies with afternoon thunderstorms and a high of 95 degrees." Weather forecasts, such as this one, provide critical information about the weather to come. In severe weather situations, short-term forecasts and warnings can help save lives and protect property. It is vital that weather forecasts be as accurate as possible because so many people depend upon them. This module introduces forecast methods and the numerous factors one must consider when attempting to make an accurate forecast. The Weather Forecasting module has been organized into the following sections:

Sections
Last Update: 07/21/97
Forecasting Methods
Different forecasting methods for different weather scenarios.

Surface Features
Important surface features to consider when making a forecast.

Forecasting Temperatures
Factors to consider when forecasting day and nighttime temperatures.

Forecasting Precipitation
Factors to consider when forecasting precipitation.

Acknowledgments
Those who contributed to the development of this module.

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Methods