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large body of air that has the same characteristics of temperature and moisture content as the part of Earth's surface over which it formed
Air Mass
winter storm that lasts at least three hours with temperatures of -12C or below, poor visibility, and winds of at least 51km/h; body temperature drops and body processes slow down
Blizzard
temperature at which air is saturated and condensation forms
Dew Point
a stratus cloud that forms when air is cooled to its dew point near the ground
Fog
boundary between tow air masses with different temperatures, density, or moisture; can be cold, warm, occluded, and stationary
Front
amount of water vapor held in the air
Humidity
large, severe storm that forms over tropical oceans, has winds of at least 120 km/h, and loses power when it reaches land
Hurricane
lines drawn on a weather map that connect points having equal atmospheric pressure; also indicate the location of high- and low-pressure areas and can show wind speed
Isobars
line drawn on a weather map that connects points having equal temperature
Isotherm
studies weather and uses information from Doppler radar, weather satellites, computers and other instruments to make weather maps and provide forecasts
Meteorologist
water falling from clouds--including rain, snow, sleet, and hail--whose form is determined by air temperature
Precipitation
measure of the amount of moisture held in the air compared with the amount it can hold at a given temperature; can range from 0% to 100%
Relative Humidity
indicates weather conditions at a specific location, using a combination of symbols on a map
Station Model
violent, whirling windstorm that crosses land in a narrow path and can result from wind shears inside a thunderhead
Tornado
state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, determined by factors including air pressure, amount of moisture in the air, temperature, and wind
Weather