Field Guide to the Weather

Field Guide to the Weather

Learn to Identify Clouds and Storms, Forecast the Weather, and Stay Safe

Ryan Henning


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  • Market: People across the country (and around the world) are fascinated with the weather—it is talked about, watched on TV, and monitored daily by millions
  • Includes scientific explanation of meteorology and in-depth explanations of individual phenomena
  • Helps readers to interpret the weather no matter where they are: in the wilderness or at home
  • Features information on clouds and cloud-watching
  • Explains forecasts, models, and radar imagery
  • Tips for following the forecasts and instructions of forecasters
  • Important discussion of government-issued watches and warnings, and weather safety
  • Full-color photographs of many meteorological phenomena
  • Author has a background in meteorology, including a degree in Synoptic Meteorology and more than a decade of work as an aviation meteorologist


Ryan Henning:
Ryan Henning was born and raised in Minnesota, where he spent most of his formative years in the Minneapolis suburb of Victoria. There, he developed a fascination with the weather—thanks largely to his dad's career in the airline industry. (Ryan loved the radar!) After earning a degree in synoptic meteorology from Purdue University, Ryan worked as an aviation meteorologist for eight years. He runs his own website and blog at