The Weather: What's it all About?

Our main sources of weather information are newspapers, radio, TV, and the WWW.

If you listen closely to a weather forecast you will note that the following are important considerations.
  • Temperature
  • Sky Conditions & Clouds
    • Sunny/Partly Cloudy/Mostly Cloudy/Cloudy
  • Precipitation
    • fog/rain/sleet/snow/hail
  • Humidity
  • Wind Speed and Direction
  • Pressure (Highs and Lows) 
  • Fronts (Cold, Warm, Occluded)

We might wonder where this information comes from and what specific instruments are used to gather it.