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Types of Precipitation
Rain, Snow, Sleet, & Hail
Temperature is measured in _______________.
Degrees
Stratus Clouds
Clouds that are low and look like blankets of gray. Drizzle or snow can fall from them.
Water that runs off the land into rivers or oceans is called _____________.
Run-off
Water freezes
32 degrees Fahrenheit
Water boils
212 degrees Fahrenheit
A scientist that studies the weather
Meteorologist
An arch of color from sunlight on raindrops
Rainbow
Flash caused by electricity in the sky
Lightning
Water that rises in the air
Water vapor
Loud sound from heat of lightning
Thunder
A cloud that forms near the ground
Fog
A very unpredictable funnel-shaped storm
Tornado
Someone that studies tornadoes
Tornado Chaser
A storm with strong wind and heavy snow
Blizzard
A storm that starts over warm water with heavy rains and strong winds
Hurricane
Long period of time with no precipitation
Drought
Instruments used to record weather data
Thermometer, Rain Gauge,& Weather Vane
The main processes involved in the water cycle
Precipitation, run-off, evaporation, & condensation
Water vapor condenses, or gathers together, into water droplets and forms clouds
Condensation
Water at the surface of the earth turns into a gas called water vapor and floats back up to the sky
Evaporation
Cumulus Clouds
Clouds that are puffy and look like cauliflowers. They also have flat bottoms. They are always changing shape and are low down in the sky.
Cirrus Clouds
Clouds that are white and feathery. They are the highest clouds. They are sometimes called "mares' tails".