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Old 12-13-2014, 11:46 AM
 
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I'd like to learn a bit more about the technical aspects of how weather works. I know a lot about climates and weather patterns around the world but am lacking in technical knowledge that many on here seem to have. Are there any free online classes in meteorology with modules that are easy to use that I could do at my own pace on my own time?
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Free? The best thing to do is watch videos from meteos and to be honest head over to the Accuweather forums or American Weather forums. Look at every post and soak it in and learn. Ask questions! You can ask questions on this forum as well but the others actually have meteos posting and get technical with all the posts..

Otherwise there are courses you can take but you have to pay. And it's always best to pay for in depth look which is hard to get for free. Sometimes your local community college will have meteorology courses, check it out.

Take a video like Bernie Raynos. Just ignore his personal forecast thoughts if you want and learn the technicals in weather and why things happen..

Snow May Accompany Cold Christmas Week - AccuWeather.com

Watch Henry's video and blogs too.

Henry Margusity - AccuWeather.com

You can always go to the library and pick up some books.

And of course.. there's the beautiful thing called internet. There are a ton of links to study and learn about it. Just google and read.
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Old 12-13-2014, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Socorro, NM
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I just took a class on weather and climate this semester, paid for by my high school as part of the dual enrollment program. I got a 95%.
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Old 12-13-2014, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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NWS NY just posted this. Good read with link about the jet stream

"Dry weather, near normal temperatures through Monday Night. See below and to learn more!

NWS JetStream - The Jet Stream

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Old 12-14-2014, 01:37 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Wasn't there a thread on here with technical and education links/information?
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Old 12-14-2014, 07:43 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU -> DAL -> ATL
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Well I have a Meted account with UCAR but I'm not sure if that was just because I was an atmo student in college. They have tons of modules of varying knowledge levels. Jeff Haby is a meteorologist with a site full of "Haby's hints" I've used to help me in college. NWS offices often have a lot of infographics
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:21 PM
 
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Thanks for the links. I will look at them in my own time. But I do prefer to learn things in more structured way without the commitment of going to a community college class.

I will see if I can purchase a discontinued used cheap (under $5) meteorology 101 textbook as well so I can learn the basics one chapter at a time on my own time.
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Old 04-09-2017, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Into weather? Read this tweet thread. And when you're done, read the sixth message in the thread again.

https://twitter.com/jon_kurtz/status/850790532452429826
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Old 04-09-2017, 09:16 PM
 
Location: United Kingdom
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Very hard course. Need to be have your head screwed on, figuratively.
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Old 04-12-2018, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Aside from your local NWS Spotter classes you can attend this as well. Although I thought this was for meteos only. Could be wrong.

https://twitter.com/capitalweather/s...67775898951681
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