2020 Weatherperson

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It doesn't take a meteorologist to know which way the wind blows…to paraphrase a favorite songwriter, but it does take some learning and some practice to understand the 4 cardinal directions, N, E, S,W and how the direction of the wind affects our weather.

Weather affects everything we do. Build a weather person with a wind vane at its back. When the wind turns it on his spinning base, look at the compass you've embedded and know which direction the wind is coming from. Learn to look at clouds and cloud patterns. What do they mean?

Now look at the 'arms' of the weatherperson. If the wind is blowing toward the weatherperson's face, what can you guess if the weather is good or stormy by looking at the angle of the arms?

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