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Weather Patterns

Air Mass A huge body of air that has similar temperature, pressure, and humidity throughout
Maritime A humid air mass that forms over oceans
Occluded Cut off, as the warm air mass at an occluded front is cut off from the ground by cooler air beneath it
Tropical A warm air mass that forms in the tropics and has low air pressure
Continental A dry air mass that forms over land
Cyclone A swirling center of low air pressure
Polar A cold air mass that forms north of 50° north latitude or south of 50° south latitude and has high pressure
Front The air where air masses meet and do not mix
Anticyclone A high-pressure center of dry air
Storm A violent disturbance in the atmosphere
Tornado A rapidly whirling, funnel-shaped cloud that reaches down from a storm cloud to touch Earth's surface, usually leaving a destructive path
Storm Surge A dome of water that sweeps across the coast where a hurricane lands
Lightning A sudden spark, or energy discharge, caused when electrical charges jump between parts of a cloud or between a cloud and the ground
Hurricane A tropical storm that has winds of 119 kilometers per hour or higher; typically about 600 kilometers across
Evacuate To move away temporarily
Flash Flood A sudden, violent flood
Meteorologist Scientists who study the causes of weather and try to predict it
El Nino An event that occurs every two to seven years in the Pacific Ocean, during which winds shift and push warm surface water towards the coast of South America; it can cause dramatic climate changes
Isobar Lines on a map joining places that have the same air pressure
Isotherm Lines on a map joining places that have the same temperature
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