Just wondering if I do some study of meteorology in my own time, will I end up being able to predict weather in short-term timeframes without the aid of instruments?
I know that in general, meteorologist have a range of scientific instruments to help them. But what I am interested in learning is how to predict weather when I have been out in the wilderness for five days.
I can check the weather forecast, but that is less and less accurate the further ahead in time you are looking. It often does not cover the places I want to go camping.
Among other things, it would be good to be able to predict if the temperature was going to change dramatically at nightfall, that way if I was ever lost I can decide to stay put (best strategy for being found) or backtrack (second best strategy for being found) depending on how prepared I am for the likely weather.
I have experienced dramatic drops in temperature before (always had warm gear with me though), and it would be great if I could predict that.