weather map


Definition of weather map

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

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Sending a similarly loud (and colorful!) message were the sharp talons at Chromat, which tied into the show's efforts to raise awareness about climate change with weather map and oil slick-inspired prints by Lady Fancy Nails. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "7 Beauty Trends That Ruled the New York Runways This Weekend," 11 Feb. 2019 That allowed him to identify developing droughts on weather maps without needing to know local soil moisture conditions. John Fialka, Scientific American, "A Wyoming Reservation Shows the New Face of Drought," 6 June 2018 Today, pilots pick up weather maps produced around 4am, and then rely on them for the entire duration of a day long, long-distance international flight, or several short-haul hops. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "The Surprisingly Simple iPad Apps Pilots Use to Make Your Flight Better," 26 Apr. 2018 Monday there is a storm on the weather map off the mid-Atlantic coast. Hartford Courant,, "More Snow Expected Monday Night," 11 Mar. 2018 The resulting pressure patterns are those wavy lines that TV meteorologists present on their weather maps, said private consultant Jan Null of Golden Gate Weather Services. Dale Kasler And Ryan Sabalow, sacbee, "A dense blob has kept California weather dry. Here’s how it works," 6 Jan. 2018 Among the changes: Our weather map and reader photo of the day move to the back of the Green Sheet section Monday through Saturday. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stanley: Print changes starting today include move of weather map to the Green Sheet," 25 Sep. 2017 For wireless companies, which make money by charging users for data, a week in which people feel compelled to keep their phones on at all times and continually refresh weather maps or video coverage would be really good for business. Daniel Gross, Slate Magazine, "Turn Off the Price-Gouging Machine," 10 Sep. 2017 On land, this is even easier, as weather stations around the country regularly release weather balloons upwards, each bearing aloft a sensor package doing the exact same thing every day to give us our daily weather maps. Robert Bateman, Esquire, "The Unsung Heroes of Hurricane Season Fly Planes Directly Into the Storm," 9 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of weather map

1871, in the meaning defined above

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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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