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weather map

noun
1.
a map or chart showing weather conditions over a wide area at a particular time, compiled from simultaneous observations at different places.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism
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Examples from the web for weather map
  • There is one under the weather map, another on the masthead, still more at the top of the business and local sections.
  • If you're trying to draw a weather map of air pressure patterns, you need a way to remove the effects of the station's elevation.
  • The weather map was not developed until the telegraph was working.
British Dictionary definitions for weather map

weather map

noun
1.
a synoptic chart showing weather conditions, compiled from simultaneous observations taken at various weather stations
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weather map in Culture

weather map definition


A map showing the weather patterns throughout a given region.

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Encyclopedia Article for weather map

any map or chart that shows the meteorological elements at a given time over an extended area. The earliest weather charts were made well before 1835 by collecting synchronous weather reports by mail. The first telegraphic collection of synoptic meteorological reports and their mapping for forecasting was accomplished by Urbain-J.-J. Le Verrier during the mid-1800s.

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