IMPACT 2010 – STORM Project Resources
Professor Alan Czarnetzki
Resources for Surface Weather Observations
Persistence: Hourly Reports in plain language (reports contain 6-hourly highs and lows at appropriate times)
University of Wyoming has detailed hourly reports in UTC
Cooperative Stations gives you access to daily local reports
National Weather Service Forecasts:
Forecasting with Conceptual Models:
Note: The wind direction change options are Steady, Backing, or Veering. When the wind direction changes in a
clockwise sense over time, we say it’s veering (e.g., when a south wind becomes southwest over time).
When the wind direction changes in a counterclockwise sense over time, we say it’s backing (e.g., when a south wind
becomes southeast over time)
Web Cams in Iowa – great way to practice identifying cloud types and cloud cover!
A resource to use with your Season Demonstration Globe: Day and Night Across the Earth