Precipitation Type applet

Set the air and dew point temperatures by dragging the points and learn what type of precipitation will fall to the ground. Each time you release the mouse button, the simulation starts. (And try to see what influence an updraft in the cloud has...)

Legend of symbols:

Click here for the wet-bulb version

This applet created and copyrighted by Tom Whittaker, University of Wisconsin-Madison, using the algorithms put forth by Dan Baumgart, NWS, in his Precipitation Type Forecasting teletraining session.