ATM 211 - Weather Analysis and Forecasting


The goals of ATM 211 are to teach you the fundamental synoptic-scale processes of the atmosphere. After the mid-point in the semester, we will begin an in-class forecasting contest, first starting with Albany, then moving to other parts of the country.


UW-Madison AOS


Assignments and Important Info:

Final Exam: Wednesday, May 17, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM, Map Room

ATM 211 forecast contest website

Stability assignment due Tuesday, May 9

...Sounding 1: Birmingham, AL. 0000 UTC, 28 April 2011

...Sounding 2: Jackson, MS. 1200 UTC, 28 April 2014

...Sounding 3: Davenport, IA. 1200 UTC, 29 June 2012

Forecast bust summary due Tuesday, May 9

...Sample bust summary

MOS worksheet due Tuesday, May 2

Your responsibilities will include one midterm and one final, taking several quizzes on lecture material and geography, mapping and Skew-T assignments, as well as forecasting during the final few weeks of the course.

Instructor: Ross Lazear, ES-322

Email: rlazear *at*

Office hours: Mon., Thur., 2:45-3:45 PM

TA: Eric Bunker, ES-334

Email: ebunker *at*

Office hours: Mon., Wed., 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Syllabus (pdf)