- Zone/boundary between warmer, more
moist, unstable air (usually mT) being replaced
by colder, drier, more stable air (usually cP).
- Location of cold front:
- leading edge of sharp
- moisture content (dew
point) changes dramatically
- wind shift (direction and
- pressure trough (pressure
tendency is useful!!!)
- What does a vertical cross section
through a front look like??
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