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Name: Chris
Status: student
Age: 14
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Date: 11/18/2003


Question:
What type of weather do you have with an occlusion? Mark,

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.

Sincerely,

Bob Trach


Dear Chris-

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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