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Meteorologists collect data from multiple weather stations and instruments on Earth’s surface. The weather maps seen online and on TV are analyzed pictures that are produced after the data analyses have been completed. Weather maps usually show the area being surveyed and symbols that represent the weather data. These weather symbols express a lot of information in a concise way. If you combine information from many stations on a map, the map will give you a picture of the large weather systems across the nation. In this Activity, students will learn how to interpret a basic weather map and understand weather station symbols.