Weather Prediction 101
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Weather Prediction 101

Learn how to predict the weather professionally, access weather satellites, and decode the latest meteorological reports
3.6 (11 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,398 students enrolled
Created by Moemen Shahawy
Last updated 2/2014
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  • 32 mins on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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.
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  • Having an airport within 200 miles from where you live is a bonus.
  • Interest and motivation.

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!

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.
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Curriculum For This Course
Let The Journey Begin!
1 Lecture 00:35

Introductory Lecture

Preview 00:35
4 Lectures 07:44

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.

Essential Conversions
4 pages

Describes what ISA is and what are its standards.

Preview 01:39

A quiz for Lecture 4 - ISA

ISA - Quiz
7 questions

Introduction to Pressure Systems, Isobars, and Pressure Gradients

Preview 03:50

Pressure Systems - Quiz
7 questions

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

Preview 02:15

Frontal Systems' Quiz

Fronts - Quiz
7 questions
8 Lectures 12:38

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

Preview 00:36

Introduction to METARs' Quiz

Introduction to METARs - Quiz
3 questions

How to obtain the necessary information to get the latest METAR

Preview 00:52

A quiz for Lecture 8 - How To Obtain A METAR

How To Obtain A METAR Quiz
1 question

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

Preview 04:14

Decoding Quiz for Part 1

Decoding - Quiz 1
4 questions

Example 2 of decoding METARs. London, England.

Decoding - Example #2

Example 3 of decoding METARs. Southern Pines, NC

Decoding - Example #3

Example 4 of decoding METARs. Osaka, Japan

Decoding - Example #4

Example 5 of decoding METARs. Magadan, Russia

Decoding - Example #5

Decoding - Quiz 2
4 questions

A farewell for METARs

Bye Bye METARs
5 Lectures 07:17

An Introductary Lecture on TAFs

Introduction To TAFs

Decoding TAFs - Example on Amman, Kingdom of Jordan

TAF Decoding

Example 2 of decoding TAFs. London, England

TAF Decoding - Example #2

Example 3 of decoding TAFs. Osaka, Japan

TAF Decoding - Example #3

TAF Quiz
3 questions

A farewell for TAFs

Bye Bye TAFs
Satellites, Clouds, and Thunderstorms
5 Lectures 03:50

Overview for Section 4


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.

Wx Satellite and ISS Access
9 pages

Overview on the different types of clouds, and their classification

Watching The Clouds
7 pages

The 3 stages of thunderstorm development, and their characteristics

The Life And Death Of A Storm

A Thank You Message
2 pages
About the Instructor
Moemen Shahawy
3.6 Average rating
11 Reviews
1,398 Students
1 Course
Commercial Pilot, President of the Lageria Ltd.

Founder and President of the Lageria Ltd.

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).

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