This 1 semester course begins with an overview of the components making up the atmospheric environment. The main emphasis of the course will cover basic weather topics which directly relate to one’s everyday experiences. Stressed will be the understanding and application of principles in Meteorology. Students will develop an understanding of physical processes responsible for daily weather changes through laboratory and field studies. A close look is taken at weather fronts, air masses, and severe weather. It is my hope to incorporate daily use of computers in helping us monitor weather patterns and changes. We will have guest speakers, if possible, helping to show how professional services develop forecasts on a daily bases. Students will be responsible for a semester ending projects, which will incorporate their understanding of course content.