Weather Fronts• Warm Front• Cold Front• Stationary Front• Occluded Front
WARM FRONT SYMBOL
Short, usually intense storms - (thunderstorms,
They usually pass fairly quickly.
Bring a steady drizzle, light
rain; a low cloud base, and
They may take a day or two to
COLD FRONT SYMBOL
The differences in their temperatures and pressures have almost equalized.
Result - usually little wind but a long period of rain
OCCLUDED FRONT SYMBOL
The cold front contributes high winds and unsettled conditions; the warm front contributes steady heavy rain
HIGH PRESSURE AREA
LOW PRESSURE AREA
• Weather animations for WARM and COLD Fronts– http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/visualizations/es200