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clouds
collections of water droplets and microscopic solid particles such as dirt, salt and ash
wind
movement of air
isobar
a line on a weather map that connects places that have the same air pressure
barometer
instrument which measures air pressure
humidity
water vapor in the air that cannot be seen
air pressure
heaviness of air caused by gravity and the amount of air particles in the air
atmosphere
the invisible layer of air that surrounds and protects Earth
weather forecast
a prediction of what future weather conditions will be
thunderstorm
a small, local storm with tall clouds, heavy rain and thunder and lightning
front
the boundary or area of contact between two air masses
air mass
a large body of air that has about the same temperature and moisture throughout
precipitation
form of air moisture you can see
weather
condition of the atmosphere at a given time and place
meteorologist
a scientist who studies weather
tornado
a small funnel of quickly spinning air
Beaufort scale
used to judge wind speed and wind type
relative humidity
the amount of water vapor in the air compared with the total amount of water vapor that the air can hold at that temperature
stratus
heavy layer of clouds near the Earth's surface usually meaning precipitation
cumulus
large, puffy clouds seen in both good and stormy weather
anemometer
instrument which measures wind speed
cirrus
thin, feather-like clouds found high in the troposphere made of ice crystals
troposphere
the layer of the atmosphere closest to the Earth's surface
storm
a weather disturbance caused by unusual weather conditions
air temperature
degree of heat or cold of the atmosphere
blizzard
severe snowstorm with strong winds that cause drifting and poor visibility
hurricane
a large tropical storm that has very high winds and heavy rainfall