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5th weather 2

What is weather? the condition of the air at a given time and place
What is humidity? the amount of water vapor in the air
What are the 4 conditions that affect the weather? temperature, wind, moisture in the air, and air pressure
How does wind form? cold air sinks, pushing warm air up. As the warm air rises, it cools and sinks again. The cycle repeats itself.
What air is heavier: warm air or cold air? cold air is heavier
What is condensation? water vapor in the air gets cold and changes back into liquid,forming clouds
what is precipitation? it occurs when so much water has condensed that the air cannot hold it anymore, so water falls to the earth as rain, snow, sleet, or hail
What clouds are like puffy cotton balls? cumulus clouds
What clouds stretch out across the sky, like a blanket? stratus clouds
What kind of sky does high pressure usually bring? clear skies
Created by: cariherbst