weather map


Definition of weather map

: a map or chart showing the principal meteorological elements at a given hour and over an extended region

Examples of weather map in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite never seeing a global weather map, Laplace developed a theory predicting that continent-size pressure waves would periodically sweep around the globe. Quanta Magazine, "Global Wave Discovery Ends 220-Year Search," 13 Aug. 2020 Together, these instruments will allow the spacecraft to create a global weather map of Mars. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "The UAE Is Going to Mars Today—Here's How to Watch the Historic Launch Live," 19 July 2020 The 2020 hurricane season comes in the wake of what came to be known as ‘‘Sharpiegate,’’ due to Trump’s modification of a NOAA weather map to show Hurricane Dorian traveling in the direction of Alabama. Andrew Freedman,, "As a busy hurricane season looms, NOAA’s credibility has taken a hit, e-mails show," 2 June 2020 First, perhaps in a cry for a chin rub, his sweet golden retriever Brody whacks Paul's computer with his head, freezing the weather maps and causing the graphics to stop working. Rachel Barrett, Country Living, "Adorable Dog Interrupts Meteorologist's At-Home Weather Report," 5 May 2020 The insects have been so numerous their swarms show up on weather maps, and waterside communities have used snowplows to rid the streets of them. National Geographic, "What's the price for mistreating captive tigers?," 23 Jan. 2020 Kling will be stepping away from the weather map a bit to expand her responsibilities to include anchoring and reporting. Greg Burnett, cleveland, "WKYC Studios will offer more talk with ‘What’s New,’ hosted by Betsy Kling and Jay Crawford," 5 Dec. 2019 President Donald Trump edited a weather map with a Sharpie and warns the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to not contradict him. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: E-bikes belong on trails, too; Open dog parks close to town; Trump is incapacitated; Sen. Gardner disappoints (9/14/19)," 16 Sep. 2019 The weather somewhere else Take a look at a weather map before the meal starts and find somewhere that usually gets a lot of snow that is expected to get a lot of snow. oregonlive, "7 topics that are safe to discuss at Thanksgiving dinner," 27 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of weather map

1871, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of weather map was in 1871

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“Weather map.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of weather map

: a map that shows what the current weather in an area is and what the weather in that area will be in the coming hours or days

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