Weather Prediction 101

Learn how to predict the weather professionally, access weather satellites, and decode the latest meteorological reports
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  • Lectures 23
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2014 English

Course Description

Weather Prediction 101, is a course where you will learn everything about weather prediction and meteorology from scratch. No prior experience required.

I base this course on 6 years of experience, and I will teach everything that I've got. You will learn many things about the atmosphere and how everything works. Understand how to get the forecast for yourself the professional way - the same way pilots, dispatchers, and sailors use every day, all around the world.

You will first learn basic weather principles, then you will move on to the real deal.

  • What are the different types of weather charts and reports, how to obtain them legally and free of charge, and how to read, decode, and understand them.
  • You will also learn how to access high definition live satellite infrared imagery, legally and free of charge.
  • What are the different pressure systems and how to use them in our daily life.
  • What is ISA and what are its standards.
  • How to Identify the different types of clouds.
  • How many stages does a thunderstorm cell go through and what are they.

I assume no previous experience in meteorology, and I will start from the very beginning. So let's get started!

What are the requirements?

  • Having an airport within 200 miles from where you live is a bonus.
  • Interest and motivation.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of the course, you will be able to predict the weather professionally.
  • You will learn how to read and decode weather charts and reports.
  • You will know how to access weather infrared satellite feeds and ISS streams.
  • You will be able to base a weather prediction theory based on the different types of clouds availble.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is intended for anyone interested in weather prediction.
  • This course is for anyone who does not want to rely on TV and want to forecast weather professionally.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.



Introductory Lecture

Section 1: Fundamentals
4 pages

This lecture is basically a reference to all essential unit conversions that you will ever need during this course. Whenever I talk about something, I will give it ready in all available units, but I still believe that you should have the conversions' table at your disposal.


Describes what ISA is and what are its standards.

7 questions

A quiz for Lecture 4 - ISA


Introduction to Pressure Systems, Isobars, and Pressure Gradients

Pressure Systems - Quiz
7 questions

Introduction to the Frontal Systems, the differences between the 4 types of fronts, and what characterizes them.

7 questions

Frontal Systems' Quiz

Section 2: METARs

Introduction to METARs and how to access the latest, current weather reports

3 questions

Introduction to METARs' Quiz


How to obtain the necessary information to get the latest METAR

1 question

A quiz for Lecture 8 - How To Obtain A METAR


Introduction to decoding METARs and the different code pieces. Example on Amman, Kingdom of Jordan.

4 questions

Decoding Quiz for Part 1


Example 2 of decoding METARs. London, England.


Example 3 of decoding METARs. Southern Pines, NC


Example 4 of decoding METARs. Osaka, Japan


Example 5 of decoding METARs. Magadan, Russia

Decoding - Quiz 2
4 questions

A farewell for METARs

Section 3: TAF

An Introductary Lecture on TAFs


Decoding TAFs - Example on Amman, Kingdom of Jordan


Example 2 of decoding TAFs. London, England


Example 3 of decoding TAFs. Osaka, Japan

TAF Quiz
3 questions

A farewell for TAFs

Section 4: Satellites, Clouds, and Thunderstorms

Overview for Section 4

9 pages

Weather Satellites and Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite Access
You will find many sources that will give you access to Weather Satellites, GOES, and the ISS.

7 pages

Overview on the different types of clouds, and their classification


The 3 stages of thunderstorm development, and their characteristics

A Thank You Message
2 pages

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Instructor Biography

Moemen Shahawy, Commercial Pilot, President of the Lageria Laboratories

Founder and President of the Lageria Laboratories, Head of the Aleph One Research and Development team. In addition to being the CEO and Owner of Shahawy Group as of 2015.

Graduated as an Airplane Pilot from the Egypt Aviation Academy in 2009, type rated on the Airbus A320 in 2011, and got a Commercial FAA Rotorcraft License in 2012 from Ocean Helicopters in Florida, USA. As of 2013, got endorsed in Off-Shore helicopter piloting, navigation, and landing.

Also being Certified Fire-Fighter, Open Water Diver, and a Lv. 2 Electrical Specialist.

In 2014, acquired a Teaching Diploma (TESOL).

By 2015, became an International Arbitration Adviser/Counsellor in Aviation Lawsuits as endorsed by the Egyptian Ministry of Justice and founded the Shahawy Group, which specializes in agricultural and food production for both, the international and the local Egyptian market.

Other qualifications are Advanced 3D Graphics Modeling & Rendering from the American University in Cairo, Software Programming (C++ / Python), and general Linux/UNIX skills.

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