Weather satellites take pictures of cloud formations, measure the temperature in the upper and lower atmospheres as well as on land and in the water, and monitor humidity levels. All of this data combined can help meteorologists predict storms, storm patterns, and pathways. The satellite could also take pictures of storm clouds in progress to help meteorologists judge the size and severity of the storm. Finally, the satellite, when it spots a storm, could send information down to the media, which has the ability to inform the public about any upcoming storms. All of this will give people more time to prepare for these storms.
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