FC: Weather Scrapbook | By Haley Dern | Mrs Murchison Period 7 Science
1: Table of Contents Page 1. Brief History of Weather Page 2. Unofficial How to Read a Weather Map Page 3. Weather Symbols Page 4. Reading Weather Maps Page 5. Weather Predictions Page 6. Weather Literature Page 7. Hurricanes Page 8. Tracking a Hurricane Page 9. Hurricane Coordinates Page 10. Catastrophic Event Essay Page 11. Weather Activities
2: History of Weather Forecasting | Meteorologists would use tools like thermometers for temperature, barometers for air pressure, and psychrometers for relative humidity. They would also look at clouds to tell if a storm was coming. Typically Nimbus clouds produce precipitation, which meant a storm was coming. When thunderstorms would come that would normally indicate a cold front approaching. | William Ferrel
3: How to Read a Map | To read a weather map you may need to know these symbols. Some symbols vary depending on what map you have. | Turn the Page | Unofficial
4: Sky Cover | Wind | Weather | Fronts | Weather Map Symbols | Rain
5: Dec,1st, 2010 | Houston | Las Vegas | Fargo | Seattle | Charlotte | Temperature | High | Low | Weather System | Pressure | Fronts | Associated Weather | Symbols | 12 | 0 | High | Warm | Clear | 58 | 35 | 63 | 33 | High | Cloudy | 65 | 27 | Cold | Low | High | 46 | 38 | Rain | Low | Cold | n/a | n/a | Reading A Weather Map | Rain | Rain
6: Dec 2nd 2010 | Temp. | Weather Sys. | Accuracy | Predictions | Associated Weather | High Low | Pressure Front | Sym -bols | Las Vegas | Houston | Seattle | Fargo | Charlotte | Same | High | Sunny or Clear | Same | High | N/a | N/a | Colder | Warmer | Colder | Low | Rain or Snow | Rain or Storms | High | N/a | Warm | Cold | High | Rain or Storms | = Accurate | = Inaccurate | Sunny or clear
7: Precipitation | Forecast | Most of my predictions are correct because I was able to tell which way fronts are moving, what the pressure is, and what types of weather normally come after those fronts, and etc.
8: Is it hot out here? No thats just ME. | I am not very fast I can sometimes be a real problem I tend to not be very good with plants,and animals I am not your typical climate I am not very good for crops. People think I am really hot I love to chase after the cold | Who or What Am I? | A Warm Front
11: 26- 25.9N 80.3W Hurricane-1 | 27- 24.6 N 83.3W Hurricane-2 | 28- 24.8N 85.9W Hurricane-3 | 28- 25.2N 86.7W Hurricane-4 | 28- 26.3N 88.6W Hurricane-5 | Coordinates | 29- 28.2N 89.6W Hurricane-4 | 30- 32.6N 89.1W Tropical Storm | If you cant read the small writing on the chart it says... | Hurricane Katrina -Places Affected- Bahamas, S. Florida, Cuba, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama (Most of Eastern N. America) | -Hurricane Katrina became a official Hurricane at 25.9 N and 80..3 W | -Highest Wind speed- +150 mph | New Orleans Louisiana was mainly affected by Katrina, and caused $90.9 billion USD in damages | Note: I did not do every coordinate on the list because it would have taken a really long time and would have made my chart very unorganized
12: On a sunny day in Galveston, the weather seemed perfect, the sun was shining, and the unsuspecting families in this booming city did not expect that perfect day to become a night mare. In the Gulf of Mexico it is not uncommon to have occasional minor hurricanes blown in from the South, but on September 8th 1900, a category 4 hurricane, know as the Hurricane of 1900 made landfall at the city of Galveston, Texas. Coming in with winds of 150 miles per hour, Galveston was devastated. The hurricane was believed to have formed of the west coast of Africa, and effected many areas Caribees (Lesser Antilles), Puerto Rico, Dom. Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Southern Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, parts of the Central United States, and Atlantic Canada (Wikipedia.com, "1900 Galveston hurricane") Anywhere between 6,000 to 8,000 Galvestonians perished during the storm, and over 3,500 buildings were destroyed costing about $20 million, which would be about $700 million today. (www.1900storm.com, " The 1900 Storm") There were little precautions given to the citizens. Lack in technology didn't allow the people of Galveston to be warned of the strength of the Hurricane. With today technology we are able to predict almost any catastrophic event. Galveston has also taken many precautions since then they have made a sea wall to prevent as much destruction from future hurricanes. The whole United States has learned from this event and has learned how to be ready for a hurricane, and how to protect the people. | Essay
13: Weather Activity | My favorite activity was the Anemometer Activity, even though I did not get to make a homemade anemometer like the rest of the class, I liked standing outside and measuring wind speed. We used one homemade anemometer which was not as accurate as the "professional" anemometer. I also learned how to find how fast the wind is going in Knots. Sailors often use the unit knots for sailing. Wind speed is important to know because you can tell it something like a Tornado is coming or if is good weather to fly a kite or go sailing. Knowing how to use an anemometer has many uses. | Haley's Favorite
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