Weather and Occlusions
What type of weather do you have with an occlusion?
Occluded fronts usually mark the beginning of the end of the life cycle of a Temperate Zone
cyclone. A cyclone is a circular portion of the atmosphere (low pressure area) having winds
that blow counterclockwise around the center in the northern hemisphere and clockwise around
the center in the southern hemisphere. They usually bring stagnant and poor weather conditions.
I hope that this information helps.
Occlusions usually produce cloudy weather with light to moderate precipitation. The type of precipitation
is determined by the temperatures...it could be rain or snow.
Wendell Bechtold, meteorologist
Forecaster, National Weather Service
Weather Forecast Office, St. Louis, MO
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Update: June 2012