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MHMS Weather LS1

MHMS Weather Watch Learning Set 1

TermDefinition
Anemometer an instrument used to measure wind speed.
Barometer an instrument used to measure air pressure.
Hygrometer a tool used to measure humidity
Rain gauge a tool used to measure precipitation. In the United States, precipitation is usually measured in inches.
Thermometer a tool used to measure temperature
Wind vane a tool for measuring wind direction.
Cold front A cold air mass that meets a warm air mass and moves under it, pushing the warm air mass up. Causes cooler temperatures.
Occluded front Occurs when a cold front catches up and to and overtakes a warm front. Causes several days of cloudiness and light precipitation
Stationary front Occurs when a cold front meets a warm front and no movement happens. Can sit for days, often bringing clouds and rain.
Warm front A warm air mass that meets a cold air mass and rises up and over it. Often causes precipitation followed by high humidity.
Created by: bonniehodder