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Precipitation
Water that falls to the earth from the air
Temperature
The warmth or coldness of the air--the measure of how much heat is present
Meterologist
A person who studies and predicts the weather
Air Masses
Huge bodies of air that form over certain parts of the earth
Atmosphere
All of the air/gases around the earth
Evaporation
The changing of a liquid/water into gas
Humidity
The amount of water vapor in the air.
Anemometer
Instrument used to measure wind speed
Condensation
The changing of water vapor into tiny drops of water
Cold Front
A front where cold air replaces warm air
Barometer
Instrument used to measure air pressure
Wind/Weather Vane
A device for measuring wind direction
Hygrometer
An instrument for measuring the humidity in the air
Thermometer
Instrument used to measure air temperature
Air Pressure
The pressure or weight of the air over a given point
Stratus
Low level layered clouds--usually associated with rain
Cirrus
High, feathery clouds made up of ice crystals
Front
The line along which two different air masses meet
Rain Gauge
A device for measuring rainfall amounts
Warm Front
A front where warm air replaces cold air
Hurricane
A severe tropical storm with circulating wind speeds above 74 MPH
Cumulus
Fluffy, fair weather clouds