Write the following questions on your paper.
Leave space between them for answers.
1) What is a front?
2) What is an air mass?
3) How many types of air masses are there in
the United States?
4) What are the names of the air masses? Are
they warm or cold air masses? Wet or dry?
Weather Fronts (continued)
5) Describe a cold front. Include type of clouds
6) Describe a warm front. Include type of clouds
7) Which brings more severe weather – a cold
front or a warm front?
Weather Fronts (continues)
• We will watch the video two times. Listen for
answers to your questions as we watch it the
• As we watch it the second time I will pause
the video to give you time to answer the
Sketch the diagram of the cold front (the one on
top). Include temperatures, arrows showing
the direction of movement and the line with
triangles pointing toward the warmer air.
• Do the same for the warm front.
• A cold front is the boundary between cool and
warm air when the cool air is replacing the
warm air. A warm front is the boundary when
the warm air is winning the battle. When the
pushing is a standoff, the boundary is known
as a stationary front. Stationary fronts often
bring several days of cloudy, wet weather that
can last a week or more.
The Weather Front Song