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Wacky Weather

All about weather

water cycle The way the water moves from the clouds to earth and back to the clouds again through, evaporation, condensation and precipitation.
evaporation The process of liquid becoming a gas; water turning into water vapor
condensation The process of water vapor cooling and turning back into a liquid
precipitation Water that falls to the ground; 4 forms of precipitation, rain, snow, sleet and hail.
temperature The degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)
direction The relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
weather patterns Weather that repeats itself in a predictable way.
weather A description of the condition of the air at a particular time and place. It can change from day to day and includes, temperature, precipitation, and special weather like thunder, lightning, rainbows and others.
solar energy Solar energy means using the energy of sunlight to provide electricity, to heat water, and to heat or cool homes, businesses or industry
meteorologist A scientist who studies and predicts the weather. Meteorologists use sophisticated equipment, like Doppler radar and supercomputers, but they also rely on old-fashioned sky watching.
anemometer A weather instrument that measures the wind speed
rain gauge An instrument used to measure the amount of rain that has fallen. Measurement is done in hundredths of inches (0.01").
wind vane A weather instrument that shows us what direction the wind is coming from.
thermometer A weather instrument that measures how hot or cold it is.
wind The movement of air relative to the surface of the earth. It’s considered to be severe if 58 m.p.h. or greater. Hurricane winds are 74 m.p.h or greater and the highest tornado winds are about 318 m.p.h.
forecast A prediction about how something such as the weather will develop
Created by: clougk09