There’s a lot of information in a typical TV weather report: tornadoes, upper level lows, hurricanes, thunderstorms, rainfall amounts, watches and warnings, next week’s snowstorm, cold fronts, the 7-Day Forecast.
So, what is the meteorologist really telling you each night?
What do the maps say?
What is an “upper level low”, and how does it affect the forecast for Friday?
We will answer these questions and many more as we explore how to make sense of what you hear during the TV weather each day.
The tools students acquire here can also be applied to weather information on the Web like satellite and radar loops, and surface maps.
This 5-lesson series can be easily expanded through the included links and suggestions into many hours of interesting and educational weather study.
Written by award-winning Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Steve LaNore, author of "Weather Wits and Science Snickers", also available on TpT.