Part 1: Diagrams
- For the map on this page, contour isobars in 4 mb intervals centered on 1000 mb.
- Choose the BEST location for the cold and warm fronts, and draw them in.
- Which criteria were helpful for locating this front? Briefly explain each.
- Which were NOT? Briefly explain.
Part 2: Questions
You call a friend, who lives 300 miles south of you. They say that its 75°F with southerly winds and it has just recently stopped raining. Youíre in Madison where itís 50°F and cloudy, with a light east wind. It looks like its about to start raining.
What kind of front is most likely between you and your friend? How do you know?
What kinds of precipitation (and intensity) might you expect within the next several hours based on this front approaching you? (Assume it is above freezing everywhere in the region.)
Map for Exercise: Please draw the warm and cold fronts along with the low pressure center.