Hanlon Elementary School was featured in this week’s Weather Wisdom. In the first group, Owen Farnsworth asked the first question, “how is rain created?”
Rain is associated with frontal systems, which means low pressure along with warm and cold fronts.
For example, this weekend’s storm. A large area of low pressure moves into the region. If it was warm enough with temperatures above freezing, then we would see rain versus snow.
Different temperatures at different layers of the atmosphere play a big role in precipitation types like rain, snow, sleet, and freezing rain. In the case of this weekend’s storm, temperatures will be below freezing for most of the Twin Tiers. So, this means snowfall versus rainfall.