In this lecture students will be challenged to:
1. understand and verbalize why weather is the single most important natural happening in any person's life.
2. explain in general terms what causes the weather.
3. learn the six major air masses that influence the weather in North America and be able to describe the characteristics of each air mass.
4. become familiar with the various types of weather instruments.
5. learn and explain how meteorologists go about preparing a weather forecast.