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What do we call water vapor when it gathers together into water droplets and forms clouds?
Condensation
What type of cloud is smooth, thin, gray or blue, and covers the whole sky?
Altostratus
What do we call a very violent wind storm?
Tornado
What type of cloud is huge, wispy, and "veil"?
Cirrostratus
What do we call the process of water changing into a gas?
Evaporation
What are the four seasons?
Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring.
What do you call electricity flashing through the sky?
Lightning
What is the rate of the air's motions called?
Wind Speed
When hot air bumps cooler air what occurs?
Thunder
What type of cloud is gray and rounded?
Stratocumulus
What do you call a violent thunderstorm with very high winds?
Hurricane
What type of cloud is thick, dark, and is a rain cloud?
Nimbostratus
What instrument is used to mearsure temperature?
Thermometer
What is runoff?
Water that runs off the land into rivers and oceans.
What do we call water that falls from clouds?
Precipitation
What are the processes involved in the water cycle?
Precipitation, runoff, evaporation, and condensation.
What instrument is used to measure the pressure of the air?
Barometer
What type of cloud is very thin, long, and wispy?
Cirrus
What is a form of precipitation that falls when the air cools and there is too much moisture?
Rain
What type of cloud is gray and moves fast?
Stratus
What do you call a person who studies weather?
Meteorologist
What type of cloud is thinner, patchy, layered, and "rippled"?
Altocumulus
What occurs when warm air rises and cool air moves down?
Wind
What type of cloud is puffy, "solid", flat bottom, and round top?
Cumulus
What form of percipitation freezes into tiny ice crystals?
Snow
What type of cloud look like puff balls grouped in "sheets"?
Cirrocumulus
What is another word for freezing rain?
Sleet
What type of cloud is dark, rolling, and giant?
Cumlonimbus