How Meteorologists Predict the Weather: Methods & Process


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What are the 3 main forecasting tools used by meteorologists to predict the weather?

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1. What do surface maps reveal to a meteorologist?

2. Which of the following is NOT one of the methods used by forecasters to predict the weather each and every day?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these study questions on meteorologists and their weather predictions. Find out how much you know about topics like the three primary forecasting tools and what meteorologists can tell from one of those tools.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These key points will be covered:

  • A method of weather prediction that isn't used on a daily basis
  • Term for when a meteorologist makes a change to a forecasting model to check a different result
  • Identifying a type of map based on a given image

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on meteorologists and their weather predictions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the three main forecasting tools used by meteorologists
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the term for using multiple computer forecasting models and a weather prediction method that isn't used to determine daily weather

Additional Learning

The lesson called How Meteorologists Predict the Weather: Methods & Process will cover the following topics:

  • The usefulness of weather predicting
  • What a meteorologist is
  • Process of predicting weather
  • Weather characteristics of different regions in the U.S.
  • Benefit of forecasting tools
  • The use of satellites in predicting weather
  • Collaboration among meteorologists and intuition