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1 Weather USPS ® Weather Course Introduction  The USPS Weather Course is a basic meteorology course.  The focus is on weather systems affecting the U.S.  You will learn:  The fundamentals of weather dynamics.  How to observe the weather and analyze weather data.  The aim is to make you weather-wise.  The USPS Weather Course is a basic meteorology course.  The focus is on weather systems affecting the U.S.  You will learn:  The fundamentals of weather dynamics.  How to observe the weather and analyze weather data.  The aim is to make you weather-wise. 1

2 Weather USPS ® Weather Course Introduction Course Materials  The basic course materials are:  USPS Weather Manual (Wx2008, Revised Edition 2012)  Three Daily Weather Maps  NOAA/NASA Sky Watcher Chart  The optional Captain’s QuickGuide Onboard Weather Forecasting:  is used in the USPS Weather Seminar; and  serves in this course as  a handy summary of basics; and  an onboard and field reference  The basic course materials are:  USPS Weather Manual (Wx2008, Revised Edition 2012)  Three Daily Weather Maps  NOAA/NASA Sky Watcher Chart  The optional Captain’s QuickGuide Onboard Weather Forecasting:  is used in the USPS Weather Seminar; and  serves in this course as  a handy summary of basics; and  an onboard and field reference 2

3 Weather USPS ® Weather Course Introduction Manual Chapters  1–The Atmosphere: Temperature and Heat  2–Wind, Pressure, and Waves  3–Water, Humidity, and Fog  4– Stability, Clouds and Precipitation  5–Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Lightning, and Optical Effects  6–Mid-latitude Weather and Storms  7–Tropical Weather and Storms  8–Forecasting  1–The Atmosphere: Temperature and Heat  2–Wind, Pressure, and Waves  3–Water, Humidity, and Fog  4– Stability, Clouds and Precipitation  5–Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Lightning, and Optical Effects  6–Mid-latitude Weather and Storms  7–Tropical Weather and Storms  8–Forecasting 3

4 Weather USPS ® Weather Course Introduction Manual Appendices  A–Glossary  Words in italics in the manual are defined in the weather glossary.  B–Homework and Exercise Answers  Homework questions are organized by sub-topics.  All homework questions and answers are in Appendix B to make review easy.  A–Glossary  Words in italics in the manual are defined in the weather glossary.  B–Homework and Exercise Answers  Homework questions are organized by sub-topics.  All homework questions and answers are in Appendix B to make review easy. 4

5 Weather USPS ® Weather Course Introduction Final Exam  A typical USPS closed-book exam  100 multiple-choice questions  Most of the questions will come from the homework  The exam will cover only the first 7 chapters.  There will be weather scenarios to analyze.  The passing grade is 80%.  Everyone will do well by reviewing:  the concepts listed at the end of each chapter; and  the homework questions and answers.  A typical USPS closed-book exam  100 multiple-choice questions  Most of the questions will come from the homework  The exam will cover only the first 7 chapters.  There will be weather scenarios to analyze.  The passing grade is 80%.  Everyone will do well by reviewing:  the concepts listed at the end of each chapter; and  the homework questions and answers. 5


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