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# chap1_062 - CHAPTER 1 Meteogram for KMDT from 0000Z 17 FEB...

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CHAPTER 1 Laboratory Exercises 43 28 Meteogram for KMDT from 0000Z 17 FEB 03 to 2300Z 17 FEB 03 20 ^ 12 -— FIGURE 1.39 Laboratory Exercise 12 A meteogram from Harrisburg, PA on February 17, 2003 (courtesy of Plymouth State University). wx XX XX MX XX -.;'.■ XX XX ,*. XX .'.■ XX (*\j i < r ^ - ^ V ^ ^ ^ 4 <8r^m& \ «r"V«K%^# 20000 10000 •£> 5000 3? 2000 9 1000 O 500 200 "~ ~ ~ z _ 1 t ; < , 1 ; \ < , [ J ! i ' [ X 4 4 3 3 2 3 4 5 6 7 3 5 5 4 2 3 13 38 20 17 2+ 28 26 26 ,-. 1032 ■§ 1029 y, *>26 £ 1023 °- 1020 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 a. What is the general tendency of the air pressure during this storm (that is, is the pressure increasing or de- creasing)? From what direction(s) is the wind blowing most of the time? b. In the row that contains the cloud cover circle and the wind speed and direction indicators, there is an "X" in the center of some of the station model circles. What does this "X" mean? Briefly explain. C. There is an "X" in the center of the station model at 14Z. But unlike the other observation times when "X" appeared in the center of the station models, the 14Z observation is different. What kind of weather (ob-
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