This course continues the development of principles learned in MET 454. Principles of atmospheric dynamics and conceptual models will be studied and employed through the use of surface and upper air analyses, satellite and radar data. A multi-week overview of numerical weather prediction principles and concepts will be accomplished along with the integration and interpretation of model guidance of actual modeling simulations using basic concepts of numerical weather prediction. Topics on mid-latitude cyclones and fronts will continue to be expanded beyond Synoptic I. Ensemble prediction and atmospheric oscillations will be discussed along with intrinsic predictability limitations. This course serves as the capstone class for meteorology majors.