Based on your data, are there any relationships between high temperature, low temperature, average wind speed, and rainfall?

Part 1 focuses on weather.

Part 2 focuses on landslides and flooding.

In preparation for this Assignment:

  • Review Chapter 10, “Landslides and Slope Failure,” Chapter 11, “Streams and Floods,” and Chapter 15, “Weather Systems” in the course text.
  • Download the worksheet “Weather and Flooding Lab Report” located in this week’s Learning Resources.
  • Save the worksheet to your computer.
  • Follow the guidelines on the worksheet as you complete the interactive activities, record your observations, and determine your analyses

Weather and Flooding Lab Report

PHSC 1001C: Earth Science

Name: _________________________

Date: __________________________

Instructor _______________________

Purpose: To observe weather and research the impact of weather in your local area.

Part 1: Weather

1. Gather and record weather data for at least three days this week. To gather this data, you may use a weather website, your local news, or measure values on your own.

Fill out the following table with data that you have collected:

Date

High Temperature

Low Temperature

Average Wind Speed

Rainfall

Sky Conditions (cloudy, clear, etc)

2. Based on your data, are there any relationships between high temperature, low temperature, average wind speed, and rainfall? Explain these relationships if they exist, or explain why no relationships do not exist.

4. Use a reliable weather website to research the average high and low temperatures and inches of rainfall for this time of year at your location:

Location and Time of Year

Average High temperature

Average Low Temperature

Average Rainfall

5. Was the weather this week typical for this time of year at your location? Why or why not?

6. Use a weather website or news source to find a weather map for your local region.

a. Describe what you see on the map.

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