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View Resource National Weather Service Glossary

This glossary contains information on more than 2000 terms, phrases and abbreviations used by the National Weather Service (NWS). Many of these terms and abbreviations are used by NWS forecasters to communicate between each other and have been in use for many years; the glossary will aid users in better understanding NWS products. The glossary is searchable by keyword or browsable by letter of...

View Resource A Comprehensive Glossary of Weather Terms for Storm Spotters

Michael Branick at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) developed this online weather dictionary for local severe storm spotters and groups. "Its purposes are 1) to achieve some level of standardization in the definitions of the terms that are used, and 2) provide a reference from which the meanings of any terms, especially the lesser-used ones, can be found." The website,...

View Resource The Weather Calculator

This collection of resources, provided by the National Weather Service Forecast Office for the El Paso area, allows users to be their own meteorologists. For example, armed with data such as current temperature, humidity, and windspeed, users may calculate the heat index or wind chill. Using the resources on this page, and providing basic meteorological data such as temperature, air pressure, and...

View Resource NOAA Weather Education

NOAA offers links to a variety of educational materials on meteorology, hydrology, climatology, and other weather-related fields for children, teens, and young adults at this website. Students can find websites where they can learn about hurricanes, storms, tornadoes, and floods through interactive games. Teachers can find lightning safety presentations, satellite images, lightning photos, and...

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