Instructions: answer all the questions below. The total amount of
points for the assignment is 100, distributed as listed with each question.
Submit the responses as a single PDF or Microsoft Word document attached to
this exercise. I live In Louisville <KY this is needed in order to do this paper
1 (35 points). Over a period of one full
week, do the following for each day:a. Copy the surface plot for your region
(link provided) and paste the image into your answer.b. From the regional surface plot,
identify the station closest to your location. From the station plot,
extract the temperature, wind speed, wind direction, pressure, cloud
conditions, barometric pressure, and any special weather situation. A
link to an explanation of the symbols on the surface plot is available below.
If you have clouds present on that day, take a photograph of the clouds
and include the image and list the cloud type(s) you observe.c. Copy the day’s surface analysis plot
(link provided below) and paste the image into your answer.d. Produce a forecast for your area based
on the surface analysis plots. Do not copy information from a weather
site. Provide justification for your forecast based on the concepts in
the textbook, particularly air masses, fronts, cyclogenesis, and expected storm
tracks. It is recommended that you watch a weather forecast carefully to
become familiar with the type of information found in a forecast.e. After the first day, critically
evaluate your forecast from the previous day. Discuss which portions of
the forecast were accurately predicted or not. What happened to change
the situation from what you expected?
2 (10 points). At the end of the above period,
visit the USGS real-time water data site and find the nearest stream gage
location. What is the current situation at that location? Copy the
image of the 7-day stream height plot, and explain the plot by referencing the
weather over the past week.
3 (15 points). For each of the climograms
you used for the Part I Assignment (Question 5), determine the climate type.
Do not use a map, rather apply the definitions of the climate types as
given in the textbook (Chapter 10 and Appendix B). Describe the logic you
4 (15 points). Find out from your public
works department where exactly your water comes from, how it is processed, how
your wastewater is treated, and where the treated wastewater goes. Write
a narrative describing the above.
5 (25 points). Find your NOAA Climate
Division from the link below. Go to the climate division data plotter
(link provided below) and plot temperature in your division over the entire
period of record. Turn on the regression box - this will add a
statistical trend line to your plot. Copy the plot into your answer file.
When was the temperature hottest and coldest? Is there a trend over
the entire period? Has the trend changed in the past 2-3 decades?
Compare your graph to the national graph (this can be obtained from the
NOAA site by selecting “National” as the state). What differences and