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Temperature
the warmness of coldness of the air
Thermometer
an instrument used to measure temperature
Water Cycle
when water repeatedly goes through evaporation, condensation, and precipitation
Evaporation
when water is heated by the sun and turned into a gas (water vapor) and rises into the clouds
Condensation
stage of the water cycle when water vapor changes into tiny drops of water and come together to form a cloud
Precipitation
stage of the water cycle wehn it rains, sleets, hails, or snows
Cumulus Cloud
big, fluffy, white clouds that are in the sky during good weather. They look liek cotton balls
Stratus clouds
flat, thick and gray clouds that form when it is about to rain
Cirrus clouds
look like curls of smoke high above the ground and contain ice
Hurricanes
severe tropical storms with strong winds, high ocean waves, and heavy rain. They form in the southern atlantic ocean, caribbean sea, glf of mexico and the eastern pacific ocean. They gather heat and energy through contact with the warm ocean waters.
Meteorologist
weather scientist
Forecast
prediction of what the weather will be like
Tornado
funnel shaped cloud that spins very fast and has strong winds that can destroy buildings
Blizzard
storm with heavy snow and strong winds
Thunderstorm
has rain, thunder and lightning
Clouds
made up of tiny drops of water or ice crystals
Climate
average year round weather condition for a certain area
Things needed for a hurricane
flashlights, batteries, candles, first aid kit, bottled water, canned food, can opener, camping supplies, boards and nails to board up the windows
The water Cycle
Evaporation
Condensation
Precipitation