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Offline Lindsey13

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Book/Books?
« on: May 02, 2014, 09:19:15 AM »
Could someone recommend a book/books that will help explain the maps/soundings etc? Something that will help me interpret the things that are posted about severe weather. That way I won't have to ask.

I know I have already asked and Charles gave me a great website (https://www.meted.ucar.edu/)  but my children turn into little monsters when I use the computer and make it impossible to learn.



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Re: Book/Books?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2014, 11:40:45 AM »
Could someone recommend a book/books that will help explain the maps/soundings etc? Something that will help me interpret the things that are posted about severe weather. That way I won't have to ask.

I know I have already asked and Charles gave me a great website (https://www.meted.ucar.edu/)  but my children turn into little monsters when I use the computer and make it impossible to learn.

Don't know of any books, but when given the opportunity, look up www.theweatherprediction.com.  Jeff Haby is a master at "dumbing down" the more difficult aspects of severe weather/severe weather forecasting.
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Re: Book/Books?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2014, 01:14:28 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Book/Books?
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2014, 05:26:56 AM »
I like this rather colorful book set from Weather Graphics...

http://www.weathergraphics.com/books

Been a great set and I keep the redbook at the trailer.
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Re: Book/Books?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2014, 04:19:32 PM »
All of the resources listed above are VERY useful... and will get you far with understanding weather processes and being able to actively forecast on your own with real-time data.  Once you start to have a good understanding of the basic elements and how things function in the atmosphere... if you really want to learn soundings, take the Skew-T Mastery module from MetEd.  It is highly detailed, but not to the point where it will go way over your head.  You will learn a LOT... and you will walk away, being able to interpret soundings (observed or model forecast) for a multitude of different types of weather... and you will even have the information down to be able to modify a sounding yourself, to account for processes expected later in the day... or if a sounding from a model isn't handling something the way you're forecasting.
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