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this storm begins in over warm ocean water as a low pressure area hurricane
this storm is electrically charged and often forms in cumulonimbus clouds thunderstorm
this storm is a rapidly whirling funnel shaped cloud that comes from a thunderstorm tornado
this is the opposite of a cloud anti-cloud
this front forms when a faster moving cold air mass runs into a slow warm air mass cold front
this front forms when a fast warm air mass overtakes a slow cold air mass warm front
this front is formed when a warm air mass is caught between two cold air masses occluded front
this front is formed when warm and cold air masses meet but neither overcomes the other stationary front
these scientists study and try to predict weather meteorologists
this sphere contains earths weather atmosphere
this is an electrical discharge formed when electrical particles in a thunderstorm jump lightning
the intensity of this star can affect rainfall sun
this side of the mountain has little precipitation leeside
these air formations store water particles clouds
these geographical co-ordinates affect the weather latitude
this the average weather of an area climate
rainfall a place recieves precipitation
this is a wispy cloud that brings fair weather cirrus cloud
this cloud looks cotton and often brings fair weather cumulus cloud
clouds that form on the ground fog
these clouds form in flat layers and bring drizzle rain or snow stratus clouds
these are tall cumulus clouds that indicate a storm cumulonimbus cloud
these clouds look like cotton balls and indicate a storm is on its way cirrocumulus cloud
these are cumulus clouds that form high up and may indicate precipitation altocumulus cloud
this is a high stratus cloud and may indicate precipitation altostratus cloud

Science Weather Unit Crossword

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Description

These clouds develop vertically in the shape of mountain and resembles pieces of cotton. They are often referred to as "fair-weather clouds". Cumulus
This cloud is a thunderstorm cloud and can produce rain, snow, hail and lightning Cumulonimbus
Large ocean wave caused by an underwater earthquake or a volcanic explosion Tsunami
Only forms over really warm ocean water of 80°F or warmer Hurricane
Can form anywhere in the world, but they mostly end up forming in flat or dry terrains Tornado
This cloud may have a fibrous (hair-like) and/or silky sheen appearance. Cirrus
Generally a gray cloud layer with a base, if thick enough, produce drizzle or ice prisms Stratus
The continuous rain cloud Nimbus
When a thundercloud has many small bits of ice bump into each other and they move around it creates this Lightning
When electricity passes through the air and causes particles to vibrate. The vibrations are heard as sound. Thunder
Instrument that measures the atmospheric pressure, weather and altitude. Barometer
An instrument indicating temperature Thermometer
Instrument used for measuring the speed of wind Anemometer
Two air masses where one is cool and the other warm, are moving so that the warmer air replaces the cooler air Warm Front
Two air masses, one cold and one warm, moving so the colder air replaces the warmer air Cold Front
The combination of a cold front and warm front when they catch up and cold overtakes a warm front Occluded Front

Earth, Oceans, and Weather Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Layers of gas that surround a planet Atmosphere
The force that air puts on an area Air Pressure
A tool used to measure air pressure Barometer
The average weather conditions in an area Climate
Anvil-shaped cloud that is often involved in heavy or violent storms: AKA thunderheads Cumulonimbus
The transfer of heat from one place to another caused by movements of molecules Convection
Process in which matter changes from a liquid to a gas Evaporation
A rotating, funnel-shaped cloud Funnel Cloud
In weather, the boundary between two masses of air with different properties Front
Angular distance north and south of the equator Latitude
The study of patterns of weather Meteorology
Water that is released from clouds in the sky, including rain, snow, sleet, hail, and freezing rain Precipitation
Frozen rain or precipitation in the form of ice pallets Sleet
Weather system that produces heavy precipitation, winds, lightning, and thunder Thunderstorm
A funnel-shaped cloud or column of air that rotates at high speeds and extends downward from a cloud to the ground Tornado
A storm with strong winds and rain that forms over tropical waters Hurricane
Small, icy balls that fall from the sky Hail
A region of low pressure with counter-clockwise wind rotation developing into a hurricane or tropical storm Tropical Depression
Extremely cold climate located near the North and South Poles and on the tops of mountains; receives very little precipitation and has no trees Tundra
A hurricane or tropical storm originating in the pacific ocean Typhoon
A measure of how much water is in something Moisture
The slow warming of Earth's atmosphere due to climate change Global Warming
A low-lying cloud characterized by a thin, layered, sheet-like appearance Stratus
A high-lying cloud that is small, high, patched clouds, in rows Cirrocumulus
The transfer of thermal energy Heat
Low to mid level clouds. Dark, widespread, and formless Nimbostratus
Thin, wispy looking clouds; commonly found at heights greater than 6km Cirrus
Large, fluffy, white clouds, often seen in fair skies Cumulus
Precipitation that forms ice crystals Snow
The movement of air due to atmospheric pressure differences Wind

Severe Weather Crossword

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Description

A very large single cell thunderstorm with strong updrafts Super Cell
A discharge of electricity from a cload to the ground or another cload. Lightning
The sound caused by heating air rapidly explanding. Thunder
A small area in a hurricane that is mostly calm in the center Eye of the storm
A huge rotating storm with wind speeds exceeding 75 mph that is formed in the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific Hurricane
Notifications issued when severe weather is found in a location. Storm warnings
A wind storm whose clouds move into a funnel due to cold and warm fronts. Tornado
A huge rotating storm with wind speeds exceeding 75 mph that is formed in the Northwest Pacific. typhoon
A radar system that measures hpw the weather condition is. Doppler radar
A tool used to measure wind speed. Anemometer
Fluffy, white clouds usually with flat bottoms Cumulus cloud
Ice Pellets formed in cumulombus cloads that fall to the Earth when heavy enough. Hail
The lowest layer of the Earth's atmosphere where weather accures. Troposphere
Lightning is a few _____________ Thick Centimeters
When water rushes onto land from heavy rain in a short amount of time it causes _____ ______. Flash Floods
Hurricanes,cyclones, and typhoons form over the ________ Oceans
When a cloud can't hold any more water vaper without making water droplets. Saturation
A hurricane that forms over the Indian Ocean cyclone

Meteorology Crossword

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Description

The temperature in which a gas condenses into a liquid. Dew Point
A large body of air where the temperature and moisture are constant throughout. Air Mass
This air mass develops over water and brings warm humid weather to the united states. Maritime Tropical
A short term state of the atmosphere. Weather
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period of time. Climate
This is an air mass that generally brings cool, dry weather to the united states. Continental Polar
This is an air mass that brings very cool and wet weather to the untited states. Maritime Polar
A boundry between air masses of different densities and usually different temperatures. Front
This type of front forms when warm air moves over cold air. Warm Front
This type of front forms when a warm air mass is cought between two colder air masses. Occluded Front
This is an air mass that brings very dry and hot weather to the united states. Continental Tropical
This type of front forms when a cold air mass meets a warm air mass and little to no movement occurs. Stationary Front
A desructive, rotating column of air that touches the ground. Tornado
This type of front forms when cold air moves under warm air. Cold Front
A severe storm that develops over a tropical ocean. Hurricane

climate/ weather Crossword

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Mass per unit volume of air; about 1.275 km per cubic meter at 0ºC and 1000 millibars. Air density
A large expanse of air having similar temperature and humidity at any given height. Air mass
A severe weather condition characterized by low temperatures and strong winds (greater than 32 mi/hr) bearing a great amount of snow. When these conditions continue after the falling snow has ended, it is termed a ground blizzard. Blizzard
The ratio of the mass of a substance to the volume occupied by it. density
Water that has condensed onto objects near the ground when their temperatures have fallen below the dew point of the surface air Dew
The process by which a liquid changes into a gas Evaporation
Ice crystals that form on surfaces instead of dew when the dew point is below freezing. White frost
The cumulative force exerted on any surface by the molecules composing air. Air pressure
A very cold and dry air mass that forms primarily in winter and the northern interior of North America. Arctic air
The accumulation of daily and seasonal weather events over a long period of time. A description of aggregate weather conditions; the sum of all statistical weather information that helps describe a place or region Climate
Distant lightning that illuminates the sky but is too far away for its thunder to be heard Heat lightning
Any sudden and heavy rain shower. Cloudburst
A period of abnormally dry weather sufficiently long enough to cause serious effects on agriculture and other activities in the affected area. Drought
A form of energy transferred between systems by virtue of their temperature differences. Heat
A severe tropical cyclone having winds in excess of 64 knots (74 mi/hr). Hurricane
An increase in air temperature with height Inversion
A visible electrical discharge produced by thunderstorms. Lightning
The climate structure of the air space near the surface of the earth. Microclimate
A breeze that blows from the land out over the water. Opposite of an onshore breeze. Offshore breeze
A breeze that blows from the water onto the land. Opposite of an offshore breeze. Onshore breeze
A layer of soil beneath the earth's surface that remains frozen throughout the year. Permafrost
A cold air mass that forms in a high-latitude source region. Polar air mass
Climates in which the mean temperature of the warmest month is below 10ºC; climates that are too cold to support the growth of trees. Polar climates
Any form of water particles-liquid or solid-that falls from the atmosphere and reaches the ground. Precipitation
The wind direction most frequently observed during a given period. Prevailing wind
Energy propagated in the form of electromagnetic waves. These waves do not need molecules to propagate them, and in a vacuum they travel at nearly 300,000 km per sec. radiation
Precipitation in the form of liquid water drops that have diameters greater than that of drizzle. rain
The atmospheric pressure at mean sea level. Sea level pressure
A coastal local wind that blows from the ocean onto the land. The leading edge of the breeze is termed a sea breeze front. Sea breeze
A fairly bright lightning flash from distant thunderstorms that illuminates a portion of the cloud. Sheet lightning
A type of precipitation consisting of transparent pellets of ice 5 mm or less in diameter. Same as ice pellets. Sleet
a mixture of smoke and fog smog
Solid precipitation in the form of minute ice flakes that occur below 0ºC Snow
An aggregate of ice crystals that falls from a cloud Snowflake
An intense, rotating column of air that protrudes from a cumulonimbus cloud in the shape of a funnel or a rope and touches the ground. Tornado
The winds that occupy most of the tropics and blow from the subtropical highs to the equatorial low. Trade winds
Organized thunderstorms with a cyclonic wind circulation between 35 and 64 knots. Tropical storm
The state of the atmosphere in terms of such variables as temperature, cloudiness, precipitation, and radiation. Weather
The rising of water (usually cold) toward the surface from the deeper regions of a body of water. Upwelling
A hurricane that forms in the western Pacific Ocean Typhoon

Science Vocabulary Crossword

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Description

the whole mass of air that surrounds the Earth Atmosphere
sometimes also called barometric pressure, is the pressure exerted by the weight of air in the atmosphere of Earth Air Pressure
an instrument that is used to measure air pressure and predict changes in the weather Barometer
the usual weather conditions in a particular place or region Climate
cumulus cloud having a low base and often spread out in the shape of an anvil extending to great heights see cloud illustration Cumulonimbus
movement in a gas or liquid in which the warmer parts move up and the colder parts move down ;also the transfer of heat by this movement Convection
to change from a liquid into a gas Evaporation
a funnel-shaped cloud that projects from the base of a thundercloud and that often precedes the formation of a tornado also : tornado Funnel Cloud
transition zone between two air masses. A cold front is a warm-cold air boundary with the colder air replacing the warmer. As a cold front moves into an area, the heavier cool air pushes under the lighter warm air that it is replacing. Front
distance north or south of the equator measured in degrees up to 90 degrees Latitude
a science that deals with the atmosphere and with weather Meteorology
water that falls to the ground as rain, snow, etc. ;the process of separating a solid substance from a liquid Precipitation
frozen or partly frozen rain Sleet
a storm with lightning and thunder Thunderstorm
a violent and destructive storm in which powerful winds move around a central point Tornado
an extremely large, powerful, and destructive storm with very strong winds that occurs especially in the western part of the Atlantic Ocean Hurricane
precipitation in the form of small balls or lumps usually consisting of concentric layers of clear ice and compact snow Hail
A tropical depression forms when a low pressure area is accompanied by thunderstorms that produce a circular wind flow with maximum sustained winds below 39 mph Tropical Depression
a large area of flat land in northern parts of the world where there are no trees and the ground is always frozen Tundra
an extremely large, powerful, and destructive storm that occurs especially in the region of the Philippines or the China Sea Typhoon
a small amount of a liquid (such as water) that makes something wet or moist Moisture
the recent increase in the world's temperature that is believed to be caused by the increase of certain gases (such as carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere Global Warming
-a low cloud form extending over a large area at altitudes of usually 2000 to 7000 feet (600 to 2100 meters) see cloud illustration Stratus
a high-altitude cloud form consisting of small white rounded masses usually in regular groupings see cloud illustration Cirrumcumulus
to cause (something) to become warm or hot Heat
a low dark layer of gray cloud usually producing light continuous rain or snow see cloud illustration Nimbostratus
a thin type of cloud that forms high in the sky Cirrus
a type of thick cloud that is rounded on top and has a flat base Cumulus
soft, white pieces of frozen water that fall to the ground from the sky in cold weather Snow
a natural movement of air of any velocity especially : the earth's air or the gas surrounding a planet in natural motion horizontally WInd

Types of cloud formations Crossword

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Description

The typical clumply, "puffy" cloud is formed in rising air currents. __________ clouds are evidence of unstable air conditions. Cumulus
These appear "spread out" and in sheets or horizontal layers. Stratus
Wispy cotton candy looking clouds. Cirrus
Whitish sheets that cover the sky completely. Cirrostratus
Little white and puffy. They form a huge sheet, covering the sky Cirrocumulus
Very big, can be white or grey. Can appear as patches. Altocumulus
Appear as greyish or whitish sheet that completely covers the sky. Altostratus
Appear low, dull, greyish sheets covering the sky (resembles fog). Stratus
Appear as sheets of big puffy white or grey clouds. Stratocumulus
Appear as dark grey layers of large, puffy clouds. Nimbostratus
Large individual puffy clouds. Cumulus
Build up into high towering masses Towering cumulus
These clouds are very dark at the bottom. Cumulonimbus

Weather Crossword

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Crossword
Description

A person who studies weather Meteorologist
a tool that measures air pressure Barometer
a tool that measures wind speed anemometer
a tool used to see how much precipitation is expected doppler radar
locates where weather is expected satellite
low cloud that brings a calm, cloudy day stratus
high cloud, weather will change soon cirrus
middle cloud, clear sunny day cumulus
low cloud, steady rainy weather nimbostratus
middle cloud, tall; heavy precipitation, storms cumulonimbus
it moves weather from west to east jet stream
moves weather from east to west gulf stream
the force of air around us at sea level air pressure
it changes the climate and is very warm El Nino
an upward current updraft
a downward current downdraft
air flowing in a particular direction wind
the weather of a place of a certain time climate
condition of atmosphere at certain place and time weather
a transition zone between two air masses front

Weather Crossword

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Description

Type of cloud described as being thin and wispy. Cirrus
Clouds with a flat base that are often very puffy. Cumulus
Flat, horizontal clouds that often appear in layers occurring low in the atmosphere. Stratus
Cloud that produces precipitation. Nimbus
Atmospheric layer that contains the ozone. Stratosphere
An enormous wave produced by tectonic activity. Tsunami
Tool used to measure atmospheric pressure. Barometer
A tool used to measure temperature. Thermometer
Noise that occurs due to the expansion of rapidly heated air. Thunder
A violent storm that occurs when warm, moist air and cool, dry air meet and create a funnel. Tornado
Layer in the atmosphere that burns up meteors and asteroids. Mesosphere
Area surrounding the Earth that contains five layers. Atmosphere
A strong storm that usually consists of high winds, a cyclone, and lots of rain. Hurricane
Layer in the atmosphere where weather occurs. Troposphere
Visible masses of condensed water vapor suspended in the air. Clouds
Transition zone where a warm air mass replaces a cold air mass. Warm Front
Transition zone where a cold air mass replaces a warm air mass. Cold Front
A tool used to measure wind speed. Anemometer
A bright flash of electricity produced by a thunderstorm. Lightning
The combination of two fronts that form when a cold front catches up with and overtakes a warm front. Occluded Front

Climate and Weather Word Search

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Description

sunny
storm
wind
clouds
atmosphere
sleet
snow
hail
rain
precipitation
evaporation
condensation
front
air mass
anemometer
rain gauge
temperature
thermometer
barometer
weather
climate
Tropical
Polar
Temperate