Learn about surface weather plots from METARs using this information - https://www.weather.gov/jetstream/wxmaps_max.

 

  • Tell me the weather for Morgantown, Elkins, Clarksburg, and Parkersburg, WV (Here’s a map of West Virginia (https://geology.com/county-map/west-virginia.shtml) using the PLOTTED observation on one of the days this week using this website which shows the surface plots/current weather - https://www.spc.noaa.gov/exper/surfaceMaps/pdf/latest/sfcmap_BKW.pdf , and plot the surface weather for Morgantown, Elkins, Clarksburg, and Parkersburg, WV. Please provide the copy of the map which was used as a guide.

 

  • Analyze the four surface plots for the area which you have just plotted. Using the information from your analysis, write a few sentences per surface plot on the current weather.

 

  • Draw and explain every element on the surface plot that communicates the current conditions.

 

  • Explain the differences between Zulu, Greenwich Mean Time, and Eastern Time. How does the switch to Daylight Saving Time differentiate it from standard time? https://www.weather.gov/jetstream/time

 

  • Also, convert and apply the current time of your observation to Zulu time and the four main time zones of the continental United States.