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rising
convection
eye
wind
waterspout
storm
hail
fujita scale
vortex
Saffir-Simpson Scale
Texas
hurricanes
Tornados

Hurricane Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A tropical storm with violent winds. Hurricane
A statement that is issued 48 hours in advance, of anticipation of a tropical storm. Hurricane Watch
An announcement that hurricane conditions are expected within the specified area, the announcement is made 36 hours in advance. Hurricane Warning
A rise in sea level that occurs during a tropical storm. Storm Surge
The area immediately outside the eye of a hurricane, has heavy rainfall, tall clouds, and high winds. Eye Wall
The calm part at the center of a hurricane. Eye
A cloud and precipitation structure associated with an area of rainfall which is significantly longer in width. Rainbands
The solid or almost solid part of rain in a hurricane that becomes heavier once it gets closer to the eye. Rain Shield
Classifies hurricanes and puts them into five different categories. Saffir-Simpson Scale
An intense low-pressure wind that forms over oceans with high winds of hurricane force. Tropical Storm
When the pressure in the atmosphere is below average. Low Pressure
When the pressure in the atmosphere is above average. High Pressure
The movement of air, usually in a particular direction. Winds

Weather/Climate Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The way the water gets pulled by the moon's position Tides
The amount of water in the air Humidity
The lines that connect air pressure zones Isobars
When a cold front catches up with a warm front Occluded Front
Used to measure temperature Thermometer
Usually is sunny, but is humid High Pressure
When the Earth points in a certain way towards away or towards the sun Season
The visible air pollution in urban areas Smog
Used to measure solar radiation Pyranometer
Used to measure Humidity in the air Psychrometer
Used to measure the air pressure in the area Barometer
The way people measure the scale of a hurricane Saffir-Sampson Scale
Used to measure the air speed in the area Anemometer
Used to measure the scale of earthquakes Richter Scale
The approaching weather in your area Forecast
Very rainy and not very humid, usually colder Low Pressure
High wind speeds capable of taking down houses and flipping cars Hurricane
Scale used to measure the scale of tornadoes Fujita Scale
The temperature that dew begins to form Dewpoint
A hurricane in the Indian Ocean Tropical Cyclone

Tornadoes Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A device used to measure info. such as speed and direction Toto
A tornado that occurs out at sea Waterspout
Powerful storm clouds Supercells
Small tornadoes born off of major ones Satellite Tornadoes
A rotating column of air or cone shaped cloud Funnel Cloud
Indicates weather conditions in a given area are favorable Tornado Watch
An actual tornado funnel has been seen or detected Tornado Warning
A term for a tornado Twister
A whirling mass of air Vortex
A tracking system Doppler Radar
Something that tells how severe a tornado is based on Fujita Scale
An area that is known for its many tornado strikes Tornado Alley
A violent rotating windstorm Cyclone
Instability in the atmosphere Turbulence
Strong rising air currents with heavy rain or hail along with thunder and lightening Thunderstorm
A column of air whirling around itself Whirlwind
A great volume of water with a short duration Flash Flood
To follow the marks, path or course of Track
Very strict; harsh Severe
The act of destroying Destruction

Tornado Cross Word Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

What weather instrument is used to measure wind speeds? Anemometer
What is the prediction made by an meteorologist? Forecast
What is a scientist that studies weather? Meteorologist
What is a violent roatating funnel shaped column of air? Tornado
What is another name for tornado? Twister
What is the device used to study tornados? Turtle
What is a tornado that occurs over water? Waterspout
What is the term for a weak tornado that looks similar to a waterspout? Landspout
What is the cloud that can develop into a tornado? Cumulonimbus
What is the scale called that rates tornadoes? Fujita Scale
Where does most of the tornadoes occur in the U.S.A? Tornado Alley
What flies in the air during a tornado? Debris

Terrifying Tornadoes Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Warning
Tornado Alley
Sirens
Safety
Rotating
Path
Lightning
Disaster
Destructive
Danger
Cyclone
Radio
Vortex
Funnel
Wind
Rain
Shelter
Dark
Clouds
Hail
Cellar
Storm
Terrifying
Tornadoes

Weather & Climate Vocabulary: Types Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

BLIZZARD
CLOUDS
DROUGHT
DUSTSTORM
FLOOD
FOG
HAIL
HEATWAVE
HURRICANE
ICE
LIGHTNING
RAIN
RAINBOW
SLEET
SNOW
STORM
THUNDER
TORNADO
WIND

Storms Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

weather
rainy
crisis
precipitation
blizzard
hurricane
tornado
twister
cyclone
typhoon
flood
downpour
rainstorm
thunderstorm
snowstorm
thunder
wind
hail
storm
lightning

Severe Weather Crossword

Type
Crossword
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

Catastrophic Events Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

An overflow of a large amount of water Flood
Storm with violent winds, warm water, and low pressure Hurricane
Violent shaking of the ground as a result of plate tectonic movement Earthquake
Long, high sea wave caused by earthquake in ocean Tsunami
Space debris that enters the Earth's atmosphere Meteor
Severe snow storm with high winds and low visibility Blizzard
Prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall Drought
Destructive vortex of violent wind Tornado
A mountain of hill where lava flows out Volcano
Volcanoes can cause total devastation to ecosystem that is touched by _____ or ash Lava
Tornadoes destroy anything in it's ______ Path
Droughts can cause loss of plant and ________ life Animal
If meteors are large enough, they can cause blackout of the _____ Sun
Tsunamis can cause massive ___________ and water damage Flooding

Hurricane Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A powerful, rotating storm that forms over warm oceans near the equator in the Ocean. Hurricane
A weather instrument that measures wind speed. Atlantic Ocean The Atlantic Ocean is a large body of salt water that separates the Americas from Europe and Anemometer
a large body of salt water that separates the Americas from Europe and Africa. Atlantic Ocean
device that measures air pressure. barometer
Motion goes in a circle in the opposite direction from the way a clock moves Counterclockwise
a closed, rotating wind. Cyclone
a unit of measurement of an angle Degree
an imaginary circle around the Earth, halfway between the North and South Poles. Equator
Hurricane winds blow in a spiral around the calm, roughly circular center called the ______. Eye
a prediction of future weather made by meteorologists. Forecast
a line on a weather map that represents constant barometric (air) pressure. Isobar
a narrow, powerful wind that flows high the atmosphere (in the upper troposphere). Jet stream
when a hurricane first goes over land. Landfall
device that detects objects at a distance (like hurricanes) using radio waves. RADAR stands for "RAdio Detecting And Ranging." Radar
a spinning flow of air Vortex
a tropical cyclone that forms in the Western Pacific Ocean Typhoon
a current of air that is flowing upwards. Updraft
a tornado that passes over water Waterspout
long bands of rain clouds that seem to spiral into the eyewall Spiral rainbands
a rise in the ocean as the result of strong winds from a hurricane or other intense storm Storm surge