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What are the 3 major types of clouds?
CIrrus, stratus, and Cumulus.
Who Came up with the term Meteorology?
Atistotle
The Latin word Nimbus means_______?
Rain
What is the Latin difinition for Cirrus
Feathery
What is the Fujita damage scale?
F0-F5
Cyclones or twisters are ______?
Tornados
What does the Anometer do
Measures wind speed
What does the weather vane do?
Measures Wind direction.
The latin word Stratus means_______?
Smooth-Sheet
What did Fahrenheit invent?
The temperature scale which 32* is freezing and 212* is boiling.
Where is tornado alley?
Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas
Torricelli invented the _________?
Berometer
What did celsius invent?
The temperature scale from 0*(freezing) to 100*(boiling)
What is a funnel cloud?
A tornado that has not reached the ground yet.
Lightning flows from ....?
1)Within the same cloud (most often)
2) Cloud to cloud
3)Cloud to ground
What is a Meteorologist?
A person who studies weather patterns and is correct 85% of the time.
Name 2 characteristics of lightning?
1) 54,000* F
2)Lightning heats the air.
What is fog?
Low CLouds
What are the 4 Lightning shapes?
1)Forked
2)Ribbon
3)Ball
4)Sheet
What did Galileo invent?
The thermometer.
When is tornado season?
March to July
The eye of a hurricane is ____ _____ and ____
Very clear and calm
Do tornados occur in every State?
Yes
In hurricanes water temperatures are _______ or higher.
79*
What is a storm surge?
Biggest Killer, Formed from rising water and high winds
Other names for hurricanes are.......?
Willy Willie,Typhoon, Tropical cyclone
What do winds have to exceed to be called a hurricane?
74 m.p.h.
What are the 6 elements of weather?
Temperature, Precipitation, Wind clouds, Air pressure, Humidity and Visibility
Which way does the weather move?
West to east.
What is the oldest weather instrument and what does it do?
Rain guage measures rainfall amount.
What is the day like when there is a low pressure system?
Cloudy, rainy day
What kind of day is it when there is a high pressure system?
Clear, sunny day
Who named the clouds?
Howard
What does the thermometer do?
Measures Temperature.
In Latin Alto means______?
High
The 3 different type strokes are .....?
1) Stepped Leader
2) Return
3)Dart leader
What did Benjamin Franklin Discover?
Electricity
What does Cumulus Mean in latin?
Puffy