The information contained in JetStream is arranged by subject, beginning with global and large-scale weather patterns followed by lessons on air masses, wind patterns, cloud formations, thunderstorms, lightning, hail, damaging winds, tornados, tropical storms, cyclones, and flooding. Interspersed in JetStream are "Learning Lessons" which can be used to enhance the educational experience.
You are free to use the materials in any manner you wish. We welcome your feedback on this project. Your input will greatly assist others in teaching the "hows" and "whys" of weather. Not sure where to begin? Click to see all topics in JetStream in theTopic Matrix.
The National Weather Service understands the critical value of fast, accurate weather and water information. We know that information is power– the power to save your life or the lives of your loved ones.
JetStream Online School for Weather provides educators, emergency managers, or anyone interested in learning about weather and water with comprehensive, well-organized, colorfully illustrated curricula designed to help teach about the wonders and dangers that abound in the Earth's atmosphere.