WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – KSN 3 Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman and the Storm Track 3 Weather Team are proud partners with the Wichita Wind Surge! Every Wednesday, join the Storm Track 3 weather team with the help of the Wichita Wind Surge for easy and fun weather experiments you can do at home on KSN.com, Facebook and Twitter!
Today, we are discussing the types of clouds you will see in Kansas and then we’ll make our own.
So how do clouds form?
Air has water, or moisture, in it. One of the ways we measure how much moisture it has is with the dew point. That is the temperature at which the air is fully saturated and clouds will start to form. As air moves higher into the sky it cools down. When the temperature cools down to the dew point temperature you will begin to see clouds.
Today, we will be making a cloud reference chart. You will need:
- Cotton balls
- Glue stick
- Regular paper or Construction paper