Gary's Weather Tips - Page 110.
Interested in learning more about the weather? You can become a good amateur weather observer by learning a few basics and by purchasing some inexpensive, easy-to-use weather instruments.
Start by going over the cloud types we discussed on Page 13. Learn them and youll know how to read the fundamental clues of what weather is on the way. From there, you can:
Buy an inexpensive rain gauge; youll find one at most hardware and
Start a weather log. Write down the high and low temperature and the amount of rain or snow each day. Also jot down a few words explaining how you experienced that days weather.
Become a weather observer for your favorite local weather television
Try making your own forecast. Dont forget rule No. 1 of weather forecasting: Always look outside. You never know whats going to happen, and the weather can change quickly.
There are many web sites on the internet that provide weather forecasts. From them you can gather a trove of weather data satellite pictures, radar, and temperatures around the region and the nation.
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