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Luke E Madaus
ATM S 490
Seattle Campus

Current Weather Analysis

Reviews and analyzes current weather situations and forecasts. Promotes active discussion between the leader and attendees, and provides exposure to practical aspects of forecasting, the structure of synoptic and local weather phenomena, and applications of basic meteorological concepts. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

This course will offer discussions of the current weather situation both locally and globally with an emphasis on learning how to talk about the weather, where to look for technical weather information, and how to interpret and describe what you are looking at. Take your casual weather conversations to the next level by seeing what the meteorologists see!

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Discussions will be led by the course instructor or invited guest presenters. Open discussion and dialog between the students and the instructor will be emphasized and encouraged.

Recommended preparation

Discussions about the weather will be held at a reasonably technical, but still accessible level even for those with little experience in meteorology.

Class assignments and grading

Short, weekly online quizzes will be given asking about different topics discussed during the class.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Luke E Madaus
Date: 03/12/2013