On the Map

March 1, 2019
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A weather map shows information about the weather. Meteorologists use weather maps to see patterns. The maps help them predict the weather.

A weather map can show temperature, wind speed, wind direction, and more. It shows where storms are and where they’re going. The maps use satellite pictures from space and information from the ground.