Weather Tidbits: Air Masses

Today’s Weather Tidbits focuses on air masses. An air mass is large body of air. They are described by the degree of temperature in uppercase (T,E,A & P) and their source region or humidity in lowercase (m & c). The 5 most common in the United States are cA (Continental Arctic), cP (Continental Polar), cT (Continental Tropical), mT (Maritime Tropical)& mP (Maritime Polar).

 

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