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2 Making a Weather Forecast Gunston Middle School Career Day by Scott Handel by Scott Handel November 05, 2010

3 What causes weather? CLOUDS!!

4 How do Clouds Form?

5 What do we forecast? Thunderstorms

6 What do we forecast? Lightning

7 What do we forecast? Hail

8 What can hail do?

9 What do we forecast? Flash Floods

10 What do we forecast? Tornadoes

11 Tornado Damage

12 Hurricane Isabel making landfall on September 18, 2003 What do we forecast? Hurricanes Flooding from Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, LA

13 What do we forecast? Snowstorms

14 Looking at the Current Weather Radar Image

15 Looking at the Current Weather Satellite Image

16 Our Forecast Arlington, VA

17 Why Become A Meteorologist? Weather Affects Everyone! Weather Affects Everyone! Being Able to Predict the Weather Saves Lives!!! Being Able to Predict the Weather Saves Lives!!!

18 How to Become A Meteorologist Take an interest in math and physics. Take an interest in math and physics. Pursue higher education and internships Pursue higher education and internships Become a weather watcher for your local TV station Become a weather watcher for your local TV station Visit your local weather service office Visit your local weather service office Get familiar with weather forecasting tools: i.e. satellite and radar images Get familiar with weather forecasting tools: i.e. satellite and radar images Observe your surroundings!!!! Observe your surroundings!!!!

19 More Information Current Forecasts Current Forecasts or or Online School for Weather Online School for Weather

20 Fujita Tornado Damage Scale Scale Wind Estimate (MPH) Typical Damage F0 < 73 Light – Some damage to chimneys, branches broken, signs damaged. F Moderate – Peels surface off roofs; mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned. F Considerable – Roofs torn off frame houses, mobile homes demolished, large trees snapped F Severe – Roofs and some walls torn off well constructed homes, trains overturned F Devastating – Well-constructed homes leveled; cars thrown and large missiles generated F Incredible – Strong frame houses leveled off foundation and swept away, trees debarked

21 F0 Damage

22 F1 Damage

23 F2 Damage

24 F3 Damage

25 F4 Damage

26 F5 Damage

27 Tornado Embeds

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30 Rate the Tornado

31 F2

32 Rate the Tornado

33 F4

34 Rate the Tornado

35 F1

36 Rate the Tornado

37 F2

38 Rate the Tornado

39 F4

40 Rate the Tornado

41 F3

42 Rate the Tornado

43 F5

44 Rate the Tornado

45 F2

46 Rate the Tornado

47 F2

48 Saffir Simpson Scale

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