1. Study the weather maps The weather is constantly being measured all over the world. This data goes into weather maps that you can find on the Internet. These maps show cold and warm fronts, rainfall, cloudiness, and other information you need to make your forecast. Enter your zip code below to check the most recent forecast and weather maps for a city near you. Tips For Forecasting The Weather
How to Predict the Weather Without a Forecast Edit Steps EditMethod 1 of 4: Observing the Sky 1Examine the clouds. The types of clouds in the sky, as well as the direction in which they're moving, can tell you a lot about upcoming weather. In general, clouds that are white and high indicate good weather, and clouds that are dark and low mean rain or storms are on the way. The presence of cumulonimbus clouds early in the day, with more developing throughout the day can mean there's a greater chance of severe weather occurring soon.Mammatus clouds (formed by sinking air) can form with both severe and non-severe thunderstorms.Cirrus clouds, or "mare's tails," high in the sky like long streamers, mean bad weather is coming within the next 36 hours.Altocumulus clouds, which are like mackerel scales, also point to bad weather coming within the next 36 hours.Mackerel skies and mares tails formations sometimes appear in the same sky.
United States Search and Rescue Task Force Predicting Weather What Is Weather? Weather simply refers to the condition of the air on earth at a given place and time - whether it is warm or cold, dry or wet, blowing or calm. Predicting Weather