Weather Tracking

Where does weather in your area come from? In science class, you have been learning about what causes changes in weather and how storms are tracked. In this activity, you and your family members can observe how weather is predicted by watching a television weather forecast.

Materials

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Procedure

Watch a television weather forecast for your area. Notice where any storms are shown on maps or with radar. In which direction are the storms predicted to move? Notice if any fronts are shown on the weather map. In which direction are the fronts predicted to move? Record the weather forecast for tomorrow.



Look at the weather map above. Think about what you know about how fronts move and the kinds of weather they bring.

Results

Based on the weather map, what do you think weather in your area would be like the next day? Why do you think so?



Do you think you could use this weather map to predict weather for the next week? Why or why not?