cold fronts: move
fast, steep slope, vertical uplift, cumulus type clouds, narrow zone of
intense precipitation, rain, snow, hail, sleet; drama at the frontal
warm fronts: move
less quickly, gentler sloping frontal boundary, overunning, stratus clouds
(some cirrus), wide zone of light precipitation, clouds and
precipitation preceed temperature change, rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain.
section of a cold front, and one of a warm front showing:
direction of movement of air masses,
temperature of air masses, shape of front, cloud type and distribution,
and zone of
precipitation. Be able to
differences and show them on a weather map. Why is freezing rain
unlikely to form at a cold front? Why is hail unlikely to form at
a warm front?
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