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Re: Meteorology B

Post by NeilMehta » February 22nd, 2017, 11:16 am

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Jesusfather123 wrote:Thanks!! One more question : having difficulty getting different weather maps identification.. can anyone suggest good website for it ?

One of my favorites: http://weather.unisys.com/
Yep, I like that website too.
There's one by the weather channel that's much cleaner and easier to read at https://weather.com/maps/currentusweather. Only downside is that it doesn't have numbered air pressure
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by NeilMehta » February 22nd, 2017, 11:21 am

**UPDATE**
Here is one with layers so you can pick whatever reading you need to practice with:
https://www.wunderground.com/wundermap
This one is good because it has station models as an option
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by MrHaleStorm1 » February 27th, 2017, 4:44 pm

what is the most challenging types of questions you have been confronted with this year at invitationals/regional?

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Re: Meteorology B

Post by Skink » February 27th, 2017, 6:33 pm

MrHaleStorm1 wrote:what is the most challenging types of questions you have been confronted with this year at invitationals/regional?
There was an (in my opinion) extremely challenging test at a recent invitational where the easy questions might be the hard questions at Regionals. There was a lot about wind directions under various conditions (fronts, parts of hurricanes, figured out from maps of various kinds) and other map interpretation stuff. This is an event that, for me, is easy to learn and very hard to master. Knowledge of last season's topic helped with this test, too.

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Re: Meteorology B

Post by MrHaleStorm1 » February 27th, 2017, 9:24 pm

Skink wrote:
MrHaleStorm1 wrote:what is the most challenging types of questions you have been confronted with this year at invitationals/regional?
There was an (in my opinion) extremely challenging test at a recent invitational where the easy questions might be the hard questions at Regionals. There was a lot about wind directions under various conditions (fronts, parts of hurricanes, figured out from maps of various kinds) and other map interpretation stuff. This is an event that, for me, is easy to learn and very hard to master. Knowledge of last season's topic helped with this test, too.
Thanks for the post. I've taken 5 test this year plus our coach has found a few other from other invites that we didn't attend. The trend I have seen is writers make them easier to grade, which I get. Lot of pressure to get them graded fast to make the award ceremony deadlines, etc. I hate when D is a & c, E is all of the above type questions but also know that if you can eliminate one, then you can eliminate all of the above. I like when they are balanced; equal material from the overall topics. I have had a few where it seems like the whole test is thunderstorms. And yes, I agree, Everyday Weather is an important building block to this year. I think the best questions that really help separate great from good are the more story problem type questions or as you said, given data, require you to analyze and come to conclusions. Thanks again. Have 4 weeks to prep for our states.

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Re: Meteorology B

Post by NeilMehta » February 28th, 2017, 4:30 pm

MrHaleStorm1 wrote:what is the most challenging types of questions you have been confronted with this year at invitationals/regional?
We had some tricky questions on CAPE/instability which we really messed up... oops
We also had some questions on the times of year in which certain storms/phenomena were most like to occur

However, the hardest question was probably the tiebreaker:
"What did M. Albert Stiger use in his attempts to suppress hail?"
..to which we answered "He used his words and wrote a letter to the hail asking it to stop"

We got third place in that competition... probably beat fourth place because we got the tiebreaker right :^)
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by SciHC101 » April 27th, 2017, 2:34 pm

What font type, and size do you suggest for notes?

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Re: Meteorology B

Post by Unome » April 27th, 2017, 2:43 pm

SciHC101 wrote:What font type, and size do you suggest for notes?
Arial Narrow. Size 5 is sufficient for most applications (and should be enough for Meteorology for all but the very top national competitors), but it can go as low as size 2.5 while still being readable on most inkjets (though I rarely go below 4, and only went to 3 for Microbes). Definitely test your own printer's font size resolution though.
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by NeilMehta » April 27th, 2017, 5:57 pm

SciHC101 wrote:What font type, and size do you suggest for notes?
for margins i almost always go .2" and for font i use arial narrow
size is usually 6 for me, and i personally wouldn't go under 5 unless you really know where to find anything on your notes
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by EastStroudsburg13 » April 28th, 2017, 11:11 am

Note sheet configurations often depend on personal preference. I preferred to avoid having my text smaller than size 6 (7 if possible), just because I felt that past that point, I was spending too much energy trying to locate/see information. Often this meant deleting pieces of information I didn't really need, if I was 95% sure I would remember it the day of. However, if you're fine with looking for smaller text, then you can by all means make use of that technique.
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