We can go pretty DEEP in these Snow Weather forums, so here's place to keep all the fiddly information in one spot. Don't know what a particular meteo topic means? Confused about a Global Model Plot? Don't know the name of that cloud? Then post a brief intro into what you do/don't know or understand about a particular weather related topic (or resource) with a valid question about what you want to know and your answer shall be answered and/or debated to help all & sundry understand. Some basic guidelines & etiquette: This thread is all inclusive of skill/knowledge; from a chief meteorologist to an absolute noob. It doesn't matter Skill level is not a hierarchy in here Hot heads can leave the ego in the Bear Pit. Trolls will be handed a 'straight to jail' card and dealt with accordingly All topics are to be discussed constructively It helps if you're explaining something to back it up with some resources/links If you've never stepped foot into the weather forum it's good to know some basic weather (WX) terms & phases. BoM has a good list published HERE.