Meterology

We are in the meterology part of the class for this first unit.  Students will begin keeping a daily weather journal for two locations, one of the locations must be outside of the state of Minnesota.

Students should know about:
temperature
pressure (barometric or atmospheric)
isobars and related high or low pressure areas
air masses (cP, cT, mP, mT)
fronts (cold and warm)
dew point and relative humidity
wind chill
the "weather symbol"
basic cloud types
locations on the globe (latitude and longitude)

Students should be familiar with both English and Metric units for measuring weather data and they should be able to convert from one kind  of unit to another given the basic math relationships.

In addition to studying weather we have started to recognize objects (constelations, stars, planets) in the night sky and we are learning to map out these locations by estimating the azmuth and altitude.  Later in class we will learn about right assention and declination.

Some Weather Links - Please let me know if you find any dead links so I can corect them.
HHS Weather
Weather Underground: Hutchinson, Minnesota Forecast
Intellicast's 10 Day Forecast for Minneapolis
Weekly Weather Forecasting Exercise
Virtual Weather Map Room
Weather Stations & Weather Software
Davis | Weather
Ambient - Weather Station Equipment, Hazard Radios and Atomic Clocks

Class Sites

Virtual Weather Map Room
WW2010 (the weather world 2010 project):
Weather Fronts
Buckeye Wx

Climate

National Weather Service Home Page -U.S. Government warnings & forecasts
National Weather Service Stations
Data Services
State Climatologists/Regional Climate Centers
Oregon Climate Service
The Minnesota Climatology Working Group Home Page

Current Weather

Unisys Weather
The Weather Channel - Home Page
UM Weather
USA TODAY Weather
Mount Washington Observatory: Home Page
Weather Underground: Welcome to The Weather Underground
AccuWeather(r) - The World's Weather Authority(tm)
Conditions at Chanhassen MN
PSC Weather Center
UM Weather: Weather Cams
Personal AccuWeather -- Satellite Feature
Current Weather Conditions - Hutchinson Automatic Weather Observing / Reporting System, MN, United States

IWDS Home Page
Unisys Weather
Penn State is the place for Weather
Bad Meteorology
The SIO Weather Page
UM Weather: WeatherSites
WCCO: School Closings
weather.com - Local Weather Page
masweather.com
Local Climate Information - NWS Twin Cities
NWS Central Region Climatology
Layers of the Earth's Atmosphere
Internet Weather Forecasting Activity
WW2010 (the weather world 2010 project):
Compare and contrast warm and cold fronts.