What happens when a warm front overtakes a cold front?
Also know, how is a warm front different from a cold front?
A cold weather front is defined as the changeover region where a cold air mass is replacing a warmer air mass. Cold weather fronts usually move from northwest to southeast. Warm fronts usually move from southwest to northeast and the air behind a warm front is warmer and moister than the air ahead of it.
Secondly, what weather is associated with a cold front? Commonly, when the cold front is passing, winds become gusty; there is a sudden drop in temperature, and heavy rain, sometimes with hail, thunder, and lightning. Lifted warm air ahead of the front produces cumulus or cumulonimbus clouds and thunderstorms.
Also to know is, what happens in a warm front?
As the front moves through, cool, fair weather is likely to follow. Warm front Forms when a moist, warm air mass slides up and over a cold air mass. As the warm air mass rises, it condenses into a broad area of clouds. A warm front brings gentle rain or light snow, followed by warmer, milder weather.
What are the characteristics of a cold front?
- leading edge of sharp temperature change.
- moisture content (dew point) changes dramatically.
- wind shift (direction and speed)
- pressure trough (pressure tendency is useful!!!)
- often cloudy/showers/thunderstorms/sometimes severe.