Exercise Objective: The purpose of this exercise is to draw isobars and fronts on a standard surface chart covering the contiguous United States and adjacent areas.
Provided below is a chart showing surface data for 18 UTC on 26 September 2011. The corresponding visible and infrared satellite images and the National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) surface chart for 6 hours prior to the exercise chart are also shown. The latter provides continuity for your chart. Your task is to transform the 18 UTC data into a chart similar to the 12 UTC history chart by combing the satellite and surface data as part of the analysis process.
Shown below are the surface data for 18 UTC 26 September 2011. Save a copy of this image to your computer and print the image. Focus on the strong low pressure center over the Great Lakes. On the chart draw the following: