It may look like a map of the art museum or the subway, but it’s actually a map of the weather. Actually, those colored shapes provide information about weather conditions, and specifically air masses. An air mass is a large section of air with a fairly consistent humidity and temperature. Air Mass Definition An air … Read more The Four Types of Air Mass
Have you ever thought about how hurricanes are named—or why hurricanes have names at all? Decades ago, meteorologists determined that it’s safer to name tropical storms and hurricanes, because it helps people remember and communicate about storms more effectively. Read on to learn all about how hurricanes are named. The History of Naming Storms According … Read more How Are Hurricanes Named
The meaning of the words isolated, scattered and widespread is a common source of confusion in weather forecasting. Let’s clear the air. National Weather Service Terms These terms are based on the work of the National Weather Service (NWS). The precipitation probability or probability of precipitation (POP), refers to how likely it is that measurable … Read more Isolated vs Scattered vs Widespread Thunderstorms: What Do Rain Forecasts Mean?