Weather Woes (+0 Miles)
November 19, 2007: Migration Day 38

Here's what pilot Chris wants you to know about another day of no-fly news: "A cold front to our south is going to stall out and move back north as a warm front, so we're going to be in southerly winds for the next several days, with periods of rain. In two or three days, a cold front will come through with cold, blustery winds." Chris believes that Nov. 23 will be their first chance to fly out of Jackson County, Indiana and over the border into Kentucky. We can join the team in the weather watch with today's journal questions.

In the Classroom

  • Today's Journal Question: (a) What's today's weather? Make a simple drawing of the weather map above in your journal. Where are the cranes today? Now find symbols for weather features mentioned by Chris in today's report. Label the cold fronts (the lines with triangles). Then draw arrows on the high and low pressure centers (the blue H and red L) to show the wind direction:
    • The air around a high pressure center circulates clockwise. (From what direction will winds blow?)
    • The air around a low pressure system moves counter-clockwise.
    Most of the new Eastern Flock is still in Wisconsin. Do you think they'll leave today? Explain.

    More help:
    A lesson on studying the weather from a migratory bird's point of view: >>
    Daily weather maps: >>

Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in cooperation with the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).