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Your Quick Guide to Clouds and the Weather The weather fascinates us. It's captivating, beautiful-and sometimes dangerous. It's a part of our everyday lives, and it influences everything from travel plans to daily routines. The weather deserves our attention and understanding. To that end, meteorologist Ryan Henning provides a straighforward, easy-to-understand introduction to weather basics in a conveniently sized booklet. Weather Basics begins with an identification guide to clouds, broken into identifying them from below and from a distance. Next, the booklet explains various forms of precipitation, including rain, snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Perhaps the most important section of the booklet is about severe weather safety. Ryan explains how to identify weather conditions that could produce severe weather. He details the causes, potential effects, and what you should do in the event of occurrences like thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes, and blizzards. That section is followed by one on fair weather observations, including sun dogs and rainbows. An introduction to weather forecasting rounds out the booklet, where readers learn about interpreting weather forecasts and available model information. This meteorology reference presents the types of phenomena you might encounter at home or in nature. It's pocket-sized format makes it handy to keep in your glove box, tent, or desk drawer, so it's always there when you need it. Whether you're at home with your family or on a solo backpacking adventure, this guide can give you the information needed to stay safe and enjoy the great outdoors.
Your Guide to Watching Clouds and Understanding the Weather From the soothing sound of rain to the shrill whistle of a blizzard, from the house-shaking rumble of thunder to the violent fury of a hurricane, weather is a fascinating part of our lives. We watch it. We listen to it. We feel it. We try to predict it. But how well do we truly understand it? Professional meteorologist Ryan Henning presents Field Guide to the Weather, a handy reference to meteorology and to the types of weather phenomena that one might encounter at home or in nature. It includes a simple introduction to the basics of meteorology-explaining the aspects of the atmosphere that dictate how weather works. From there, the field guide looks at a variety of individual weather topics: cloud formation (and cloud-type identification), various forms of precipitation, and much more. The author goes on to discuss government-issued watches and warnings, and weather safety. Plus, readers are sure to appreciate the book's helpful guide to interpreting weather forecasts and available model information when planning an afternoon picnic or next week's vacation. Field Guide to the Weather is a perfect introduction to the science of weather. The information is captivating for kids and adults alike. The simple explanations are useful in easing the mind of a frightened child, and the in-depth details help adults learn to understand and prepare for the weather ahead.