Predicting the weather is not as difficult as it sounds as long as you have the required equipment. Humans have done it for hundreds of years, so nothing is stopping you from using your state of the art anemometer and barometer to understand weather and air pressure.
In this day and age where it seems like everyone spreads fake information, it becomes harder and harder to trust the so-called experts. It’s not just about the people that lie purposely, but also because depending on the area you live in, it can be harder than usual to find an accurate source of information.
So why not use your quality barometer to predict when the next storm will hit your area? Learning how to read it will allow you to be in control of the forecast, and get a personalized version that can be updated precisely in just a matter of seconds. To make things even better, barometers can be found quite cheap nowadays.
You may even not be required to purchase such an instrument if you are lucky enough to have one of the latest smartphones that come already equipped with a barometer sensor. Your favorite weather app might be convenient to use, but with an analog system that uses a barometer, you will be able to predict the weather much more accurately.
You will be able to see the exact changes in local air pressure, instead of relying on sensors and satellites that have to cover a large area. Similarly to how a great thermometer can tell you exactly what the real temperature in your home or car is, so can a barometer tell what is happening with the weather right outside your window.
So what is the air pressure and why does it play such a prominent role in weather changes? If you’ve ever watched a weather forecast, you know that the weatherpersons always talk about low and high pressure. Time to learn more about what they mean.
When a meteorologist says that the pressure is low, what that means is that the air in that particular region has a lower pressure than all the other air that surrounds it. This means that there is less air pressing down, which allows for even more air to rise. This rising air is what leads to clouds and rain.
When the air reaches higher altitudes, the moisture inside of it cools and condenses, and that creates clouds. These are the clouds that lead to storms. Generally, this means that if your barometer shows low air pressure, you can expect the chances of a storm occurring to grow.
On your barometer, the low air pressure will cause the fluid inside to rise higher in the tube. The higher the liquid goes, the lower the air pressure is, and the more chances for the clouds that are being created to culminate in a storm.
So we talked about low pressure, but what about the high, what does it mean? The high pressure is caused by more air being above a particular area. This pushes the liquid of your barometer, or any other similar devices, lower since there is more air around pressing it.
Because the air above is being pushed down, there is no condensation present. This causes the air to be drier which leads to fewer clouds, and fewer chances of storms and precipitation. So in this case, if you want to avoid the bad weather, you should hope for the liquid of your barometer to go down.
If it is extremely low, there is a lot of pressure in the air and that day is probably going to be extremely hot and dry. Things are much more straightforward with modern barometers that usually come equipped with readouts that can tell you whether or not to expect a storm or a fair weather.
In the case of electronic sensors, such as those built into your smartphone, you can find many apps that do all the calculations for you. You just need to have a digital barometer. The app will then update you with the latest and most accurate readings so that you can always know when the big storms are coming.