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Interpret recorded weather data

There are some patterns we look at to make weather predictions.  First, when the wind speed is high we know it is likely that the weather will change.  Second, when the barometer is below 30.00 in it is likely that there will be precipitation and when the barometer is above 30.00 in it is not likely there will be precipitation.  Third, we know that stratus clouds or cumulonimbus clouds are the most likely to produce precipitation.  Lastly we know that if we get precipitation with a temperature above 32 degrees we will likely have rain and when the temperature is below 32 degrees it is cold enough to have snow.

We look at data tables like these to see patterns in data.

 

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Temperature

38º

37 º

36 º

30 º

29 º

Air Pressure

30.10

30.15

29.90

29.50

29.40

Wind Speed

0 mph

0 mph

8 mph

2 mph

1 mph

Clouds

-

-

cirrus

stratus

stratus


In this graph I can see that the weather seems to change on Wednesday when the wind speeds up and the barometer drops.  On Thursday the barometer drops still further, along with the temperature.  Friday is probably the most likely day for precipitation and we would likely get snow because the temperature is below freezing.

 

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Temperature

89º

90º

91º

95º

93º

Air Pressure

30.10

30.11

30.12

30.10

30.09

Wind Speed

0 mph

0 mph

0 mph

0 mph

1 mph

Clouds

-

-

-

-

-


In this graph I see that the weather stays stable through the whole week with high temperature, no clouds, and air pressure.  Precipitation is not likely this week.