The Weather Handbook

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Watts explains how to accurately predict weather patterns through common-sense observations of clouds and wind and readings of weather maps. An invaluable resource for hikers, boaters, fishermen, and farmers. 70 color photos and illustrations.
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Overview

Watts explains how to accurately predict weather patterns through common-sense observations of clouds and wind and readings of weather maps. An invaluable resource for hikers, boaters, fishermen, and farmers. 70 color photos and illustrations.
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Booknews
A guide for the layman on how to look at the sky and gauge the arrival of rain, wind, and other weather elements. How to combine information gathered from weather forecasts with ones own observations is discussed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
nnn Cruising World
Straightforward text and detailed illustrations give you access to the ins and outs of accurate weather interpretation. Compiling modern meteorology with ancient lore, Watts guides you through the process of weather prediction by taking cues from clouds, wind, and official weather maps
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Watts's latest effort, The Weather Handbook, is most informative, understandable and easy to read....I highly recommend this book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780924486760
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 187
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Significant Weather 11
Ch. 2 Looking at the Sky 15
Ch. 3 Clouds and Cloudiness 27
Ch. 4 From the Four Winds 36
Ch. 5 The Message in the Winds 43
Ch. 6 Weather Systems 52
Ch. 7 Tying Up Low Weather 62
Ch. 8 When Cold Air is Coming 73
Ch. 9 Low Winds and Weather 78
Ch. 10 A Day's Wind 86
Ch. 11 When Showers Are Forecast 90
Ch. 12 Facts About Wind 99
Ch. 13 Rain and Snow 111
Ch. 14 High Weather 116
Ch. 15 Thunder and Lightning 125
Ch. 16 Some Fundamental Principles 131
Ch. 17 Conclusion 139
Information and explanations 141
Index 158
Bibliography 160
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