Weather Observation Forms

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Download and Print 8 1/2" x 11" Forms

Use data from your own weather instruments or from the nearest weather observation station to create a daily or hourly weather record. Over time, recording weather changes increases curiosity. Adults and children begin to see patterns in cloud types, wind, temperature, relative humidity, pressure, and precipitation.

This section includes the official weather plotting symbols used by meteorologists worldwide. Use “Your Weather Briefing” on our home page to find weather maps that include station model plots. Decode the station model plots learn about current weather around the world. Practice plotting station models using your own data or date from official weather stations. The forms are free.

The “Weather Guide” pages near the bottom of this page provide more information to help you make your own weather observations.



Sample Filled In Forms


Online Weather Observer Guide

Weather Plotting Symbols

Weather symbols are used by meteorologists worldwide. The symbols allow observations from many weather stations to be plotted on maps. The symbols are a code for the various weather elements and are plotted in the station model format. Station models provide an easy way to visualize the weather at an observing station. Scroll down to learn more about how weather data is plotted on maps.

Current weather observations are available on numerous weather-related web sites including at weather.gov. Digital Atmosphere software from weathergraphics.com allows you to plot data worldwide. If you have your own weather instruments try plotting your own data on the Station Model Plotting Form . It is available for free by scrolling up this page.

 11" X 17" Black and White Chart.

11" X 17" Black and White Chart.


Symbolic Station Model Plot

The codes on the Symbolic Station Model plot correspond to the codes on the Weather Symbol Chart above.

Weather Symbols by Category

Print individual sections of the Weather Plotting Symbols full chart.

Past Weather Symbols

Sky Coverage Symbols

Wind Direction and Speed Symbols

Pressure Tendency Symbols

Weather Observing Tips