Weather Forecasting Project
 This project is worth 1 test grade. IT IS REQUIRED.
 Due: Monday, December 14th
 Each assignment is worth 22 points. (3 maps and 1 tropical storm
assignment)
 I will have an after school work session on Wednesday, December 2nd &
Wednesday, December 9th
 I am willing to stay additional days after school, if needed. Please email me
at [email protected]
 Each map is printed in black and white, but can be accessed in color on my
website.(Recommended)
 You will go through each page a follow the directions to fill out each area
 You may earn 10 extra credit test points if you write and record your own weather forecast.
 You will need to turn in a written forecast to go along with a printed map.
The forecast must match the map.
 You will need to record yourself giving a weather forecast in front of a
weather map (be creative on how you get/make the weather map).
 You may work in groups of 2 or 3. Any group of 4 will need to be
approved.
I have read and understand that my child is required to complete this
project for a test grade. I will reach out to Ms. Soukup if my child needs
any extra help on this project. I know that the project is due on Monday,
December 14th.
Student Name:__________________________________________
Parent Name:____________________________________________
Parent Signature:_______________________________________
This signature is worth 12 test points.
MAP 1
______________ Threat
Month:
1. This map shows a certain type of extreme weather. Observe the states that are in the greatest
threat and label the threat type in the box at the top left hand corner. Once you figure out the type
of threat, fill in what month you think this may be occurring, according to weather information.
Provide an explanation of why the states chosen are in the highest threat area and why.
2. Threat:_____________________________________________
3. Probable Month (don’t guess):______________________________________
4. Why do you think this is a probable month for this type of threat (include weather terms):
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What states are in the highest threat area?______________________________________________
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6. What is this area called?_____________________________________________________________
7. Why is this area such a high threat area?
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Assignment 2 –Anatomy of a Tropical Stormo
1. LIFE CYCLE
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Draw a picture and label the four stages of a tropical storm. Give a brief descriptor of each.
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2.NAME
Write a sentence explaining what determines the name of a tropical storm. Give the names of the three types
of tropical storms and tell where each can be found.
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3. FORMATION
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Fill in the bullets describing how and where tropical storms form. You may use all or some of the bullets.
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4. WHEN?
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When do tropical storms usually form and why do they form during this time?
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4. IN THE U.S.
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Write a paragraph about how hurricanes have affected the United States. You may choose one specific
hurricane or talk about hurricanes over the years. The paragraph must be at least 6 sentences long. You must
include data information (numbers). You may want to talk about what type of destruction was caused and how
it affected Americans.
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MAP 3
1. After looking at the map, record every weather symbol that you see. Going across the rows, you will
write its meaning as well as an explanation relating the symbol to how it should be read on the map.
Weather Symbol
Meaning
Low Pressure
Explanation
The areas on the map below the red L are areas of low
pressure. There are 11 areas of low pressure on the map.
2. Choose one state from the Northern hemisphere and one state from the Southern hemisphere and write a
forecast. A forecast is a prediction of weather conditions. In simpler terms, use the symbols presented on the
map, as well as your knowledge of the global winds in certain areas, to predict what type of weather each of
your states will experience in the next 1 to 4 days. You will write the weather conditions in bullet form and then
write a 3-5 sentence explanation.
o Northern State:__________________________
 Temperature(does not have to be a number):
 Precipitation(if any):
 Pressure:
 Presence of Storm (if any, what kind):
 Other:
o Summary:
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o Southern State:__________________________
 Temperature(does not have to be a number):
 Precipitation(if any):
 Pressure:
 Presence of Storm (if any, what kind):
 Other:
o Summary:
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MAP 4
1. After looking at the map, record every weather symbol that you see. Going across the rows, you will
write its meaning as well as an explanation relating the symbol to how it should be read on the map.
Weather Symbol
Meaning
Low Pressure
Explanation
The areas on the map below the red L are areas of low
pressure. There are 11 areas of low pressure on the map.
2. Choose one state from the Northern hemisphere and one state from the Southern hemisphere and write a
forecast. A forecast is a prediction of weather conditions. In simpler terms, use the symbols presented on the
map, as well as your knowledge of the global winds in certain areas, to predict what type of weather each of
your states will experience in the next 1 to 4 days. You will write the weather conditions in bullet form and then
write a 3-5 sentence explanation.
o Northern State:__________________________
 Temperature(does not have to be a number):
 Precipitation(if any):
 Pressure:
 Presence of Storm (if any, what kind):
 Other:
o Summary:
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o Southern State:__________________________
 Temperature(does not have to be a number):
 Precipitation(if any):
 Pressure:
 Presence of Storm (if any, what kind):
 Other:
o Summary:
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Weather Forecasting Project