What are Cold Fronts?

Although it may be hard to notice, air particles tend to travel in large groups called “air masses”. Different air masses have different temperatures, and when a cold air mass replaces a warm air mass, there is a cold front.

On a weather map, cold fronts are marked by solid blue lines with arrows pointing in the direction that the air is moving. Cold fronts cause a sudden drop in temperature, as much as 15 degrees in one hour. They can also bring sudden storms and cause the wind to shift directions.

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