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collide
to bump into another mass with force
funnel cloud
tornado cloud that is wide at the top and narrow where it touches the ground
jagged
having a sharp, pointed edge of surface
lightning
the flash of light in the sky when electricity passes between 2 clouds or between a cloud and the ground
prairies
flat, open grassland
rotate
to swirl (turn) in a circular motion
severe
serious or extreme in nature
sizzling
crackling with intense heat
tornadoes
rotating, turning columns of air that form into whirling funnel-shaped downspouts that can cause great damage
saguaros
tall cactuses native tot he American Southwest
conditions
the way something or someone is
occupation
a job a person does to make a living
updraft
upward moving current of air
vortices
whirpools made of rotating air or water (plural of vortex)
multi vortex
having many vortices at once
fortunate
lucky
meteorologist
scientist who studies the weather
telecast
television broadcast, news report
atmosphere
layer of air that surrounds the earth where weather systems occur
analyzes
think critically and carefully about information in order to interpret it
atmospheric science
the study of the air that surrounds earth