WEATHER LINKS & INFO

Here are some links to content about weather and weather forecasting that are informative and interesting—

Excellent Overview of Numerical Weather Predictionhighly recommended read (power point)

Old (2002) but highly informative presentation about weather modeling (power point format)

Learning about weather forecasting- weather prediction education

Incredible free Basic Courses on Weather Forecasting- NOAA’s “Jetstream

Cyclogenesis associated with right and left entrance/exit regions of a jet streak

Types of Cyclogenesis

Right entrance of a Jet
On the warm side of the jet core, in the region of maximum acceleration of flow. Often associated with marked cyclogenesis.

Right Entrance Region
Used interchangably with Right Rear Quadrant; the area upstream from and to the right of an upper-level jet max (as would be viewed looking along the direction of flow). Upward motion and severe thunderstorm potential sometimes are increased in this area relative to the wind speed maximum.

Crash Course in Meteorology

The straight Jet Four Quadrant Model

Jet Stream Concepts: Upper Level Divergence-Difluence explained (originally from noaa.gov)

Quadranting a Jet Streak

A method of determining Precipitation types (Bourgouin positive/negative energy)

Interesting power point presentation on weather/climate modeling and its limitations

Weather forecasting – basic stuff powerpoint

“Comet” Meteorology courses from www.ucar.edu (free)

How to install and compile WGRIB2 on a Mac (used for manipulation of weather data grib2 files)

Meteorology Glossary from the AMS

National Weather Service (PHL) Mt, Holly NJ

Understanding SKEW-T diagrams

Course on SKEW-T diagram interpretation

GFS version 16 Model Evaluation Group

RAP (Rapid Refresh Model) Info

Weather… and other things "up in the air"

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