Meteorologists first used liquid-in-glass thermometers in the late 1800s, but they now use electronic maximum-minimum temperature sensor systems more frequently. One type of hygrometer, called a sling psychrometer, uses one dry and one wet bulb thermometer to measure the relative humidity of the air.
Anemometers measure the direction and speed of wind in miles per hour. A common type of anemometer has three cups fixed to a mobile shaft.
A weighted arrow spins around a fixed shaft and points north, south, east or west, typically marked on separate fixed shafts parallel to the arrow. The standard rain gauge consists of a long, narrow cylinder capable of measuring rainfall up to 8 inches.
Many rain gauges measure precipitation in millimeters, or to the nearest 100th of an inch. Other gauges collect the rain and weigh it, later converting this measurement into inches.
A standard hail pad consists of florist's foam and aluminum foil. The falling hail strikes the foil and creates dimples for the observer to measure after the storm.
The extensiveness of the burn mark indicates how many hours the sun shone during that day. If you're an American and you've ever had a conversation with someone from another country about the weather, you've probably been a little confused when he or she says that the afternoon temperature is a nice 21 degrees.
The persistence of Fahrenheit is one of those puzzling American idiosyncrasies, the equivalent of how the U.S. uses the word soccer to describe what the rest of the planet calls football. It might make more sense if Fahrenheit was old-school and Celsius was a modern upstart, sort of the New Coke of temperature.
“His great mechanical skill in working glass enabled him to carry out his designs,” as Henry Carrington Bolton explained in his 1900 book, Evolution of the Thermometer, 1592-1743.” Nevertheless, the system apparently sounded pretty good to officials of the British Empire, who adopted Fahrenheit as their standard temperature scale, which is how it eventually became established in the American colonies as well.
Meanwhile, though, in 1742, a Swedish astronomer named Andes Celsius came up with a less unwieldy system based on multiples of 10, in which there was a precisely 100 degree difference between the freezing and boiling temperatures of water at sea level. The neat 100-degree symmetry of the Celsius scale made it a natural fit for the metric system, which was formally developed by the French in the late 1700s.
But the English-speaking world nevertheless clung stubbornly to its preference for awkward units such as the pound and the inch, and Fahrenheit went along for the ride. But finally, in 1961, the U.K. Met Office switched to using Celsius to describe temperatures in weather forecasts, in order to be consistent with other European countries.
Jay Hendricks, who heads NIST's Thermodynamic Metrology Group, points out that the Fahrenheit scale does have one significant advantage. Weather Underground has compiled a list of compatible stations in this buying guide.
This eliminates the need to connect the weather station to WeatherBridge using a USB cable. The WeatherBridge and Abridge work with Weather Station AND Webcams.
The bold, easy to read LCD screen includes indoor / outdoor temperature, indoor humidity, pressure trend arrow and a clock. The outdoor sensor features powerful wireless technology, a weather -resistant design and an integrated hanger for easy mounting.
When skies are clear, the temperature can vary widely, depending on seasonal variations (position of the Earth and the sun), time of day, wind velocity and other factors. Monitoring rising and falling pressure on a barometer can help forecasters make educated predictions about the type of weather that is on the horizon as well as help meteorologists spot trends or abrupt changes in conditions.
Water vapor levels can rise and fall in the atmosphere depending on various conditions. Meteorologists use a hygrometer to measure relative humidity, which is the percentage of moisture in the air compared to the highest amount of water the atmosphere can hold at that specific temperature.
The closer the dew point is to the current temperature, the higher the relative humidity climbs. When the relative humidity reaches 100% or when the dew point matches the current temperature, condensation of moisture occurs in the atmosphere.
Other storms may create other types of dangerous and damaging conditions, such as lightning and tornadoes. If the air is cold enough, the precipitation can fall to the ground as snow, sleet or freezing rain.
Water vapor can also condense as a low-hanging cloud near the ground’s surface, forming what we call fog. Clouds are formations of water vapor in the sky that can take different shapes and have different effects on the weather.
Alto stratus clouds, which cover broader stretches of the sky and look gray or blue-gray, usually indicate looming rain or snowstorms. Drizzling rain is common with stratocumulus clouds, which fits their lumpy, gray appearance.
Dark gray nimbostratus clouds often cover large sections of the sky and are a source of ongoing rain or snow. Caused when the sun unevenly heats the Earth, these air currents move from high-pressure areas to low-pressure areas, which generally leads too west to east movement in the Northern Hemisphere and east to west movement in the Southern Hemisphere.
The effect of pressure zones on air currents explains why winds often blow more strongly when weather fronts and changes are approaching. At higher elevations in the atmosphere, winds can blow at much faster speeds than they do at the surface.
These high-level winds can blow storm systems and areas of lower pressure across the surface of the atmosphere, causing changing weather patterns in different places along their path. Sunlight isn’t actually one of the six official elements of weather, but the sun certainly plays a key role in atmospheric conditions all over the planet.
Earth revolves around the sun, and that movement combined with the tilt of the planet on its axis leads to the different seasonal conditions we experience, depending on where we live in the world. A weather symbol is plotted if at the time of observation, there is either precipitation occurring or a condition causing reduced visibility.
Below is a list of the most common weather symbols:Wind is plotted in increments of 5 knots (KTS), with the outer end of the symbol pointing toward the direction from which the wind is blowing. Sea-level pressure is plotted in tenths of millibars (MB), with the leading 10 or 9 omitted.
Below are the meanings of the pressure trend symbols:The amount that the circle at the center of the station plot is filled in reflects the approximate amount that the sky is covered with clouds. To subscribe, please click HERE. The biggest single determinant of natural gas demand is temperature.
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