- Cold weather fronts!
Forms when a cold air mass pushes under a warm air mass, forcing the warm air to rise.
What weather a cold front will bring?
Thunderheads can form as the moisture in the warm air mass rises, cools, and condenses. As the front moves through, cool, fair weather is likely to follow.
- Warm Weather Front!
Forms when a moist, warm air mass slides up and over a cold air mass.
What weater will a warm front bring?
As the warm air mass rises, it condenses into a broad area of clouds. A warm front brings gentle rain or light snow, followed by warmer, milder weather.
- Stationary Weather Front!
Forms when warm and cold air meet and neither air mass has the force to move the other. They remain stationary, or “standing still.”
What weather will a stationary front bring?
Where the warm and cold air meet, clouds and fog form, and it may rain or snow. Can bring many days of clouds and precipitation.
- Occluded Weather Front!
Forms when a warm air mass gets caught between two cold air masses. The warm air mass rises as the cool air masses push and meet in the middle.
What weather will a occluded front bring?
The temperature drops as the warm air mass is occluded, or “cut off,” from the ground and pushed upward. Can bring strong winds and heavy precipitation.