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What type of severe weather includes a tight funnel cloud, and high winds.
Tornado
What type of severe weather is a large storm that starts over the ocean and includes heavy winds and rain?
Hurricane
What type of severe weather are seasonal rainy periods called?
Monsoons
What is it called when positive and negative charges seperate in a cloud and then discharge?
lightning
What type of severe weather is caused by large hot and cold masses of air meeting?
Thunderstorms
What type of severe weather has long periods of dry weather?
Drought
What type of severe weather includes extreme snow fall?
Blizzard
What are the 4 layers of the atmosphere?
troposphere
mesosphere
thermosphere
exosphere
What is the atmosphere made of?
air which includes oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and argon
What are clouds?
masses of condensed water vapor
What are the 3 main types of clouds?
Stratus, Cirrus, Cumulous
What is precipitation?
Any type of water that fall from the sky
What are types of precipitation?
rain, sleet, snow, hail
What is an air current?
any type of air movement
What causes air currents?
when two air masses of different temperatures meet and try to balance out
What is a front?
The edge of a large air mass
What causes a change in air pressure?
A change in temperature
What is Global Warming?
The sun's heat being trapped in Earth's atmosphere by chemicals and gases.
What is a forecast?
A scientific prediction of the weather