Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Weather Producer

The major weather producer in the US is the mid-latitude cyclone/wave. This weather producer is shaped like a water wave and the greatest number of thunderstorms are associated with this weather producer along the cold front.

Key points: warm air is always forced upwards (less dense), heaviest precipitation associated with cold fronts, occluded fronts happen when a cold front overtakes a warm front- see diagram.

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