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This storm increases heart attack risks and car accidents.
Blizzard
The movement of air between high and low pressure.
wind
When a high pressure area meets a low pressure area.
front
An instrument that measures air pressure.
barometer
The weight of air.
air pressure
Two types of air pressure
high pressure and low pressure
This storm starts over warm water.
Hurricane
A place in the middle of the United States where tornadoes happen a lot is ________________.
Tornado Alley
The F-Scale describes this type of storm.
Tornado
How many categories of hurricanes are there?
5
The center of a hurricane is called the ______________.
Eye
These storms are named after males and females.
Hurricanes
What do we call a lot of rain in a short period of time?
flash flood
Where do tornadoes happen?
Middle latitudes
Air is cold, contracts (moves together), and sinks
high pressure
Air is warm, expands (moves apart), and rises
low pressure
This storm starts in the tropical regions.
Hurricane
This storm often brings lightning and thunder.
Thunderstorm
This storm happens when temperatures are 20 degrees Fahrenheit and below.
Blizzard
People panic before this storm, which causes grocery stores to run out of food.
Blizzard
This storm has winds of at least 74 miles per hour and higher.
Hurricane
This storm causes flash floods.
Thunderstorm
In this storm, you cannot see more than 500 feet in front of you.
Blizzard
This type of storm uses the F-Scale to describe the damage.
Tornado
This storm causes heavy rain and storm surges (waves).
Hurricane
What category of hurricane causes the most damage?
Category 5
This storm can cause high winds, rain, and hail.
Thunderstorm
What is the most damaging type of storm?
Tornado
This storm is named after males and females.
Hurricane
TRUE OR FALSE

Wind always moves from high pressure areas to low pressure areas.
True