Type
Word Search
Description

circling
winds
destruction
twenty-four
alternating
alphabetical
Weather Bureau
hurricane
equator
Atlantic
Pacific
tropical
meteorologists
calm center
eye of the storm

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

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

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

TROPICAL CYCLONE Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

energy
powerful
ocean
intense
cloud
latitude
coast
climate
precipitation
equator
thunder
coriolis
eye
tropical
wind
typhoon
hurricane
cyclone
storm
pressure

Earth, Oceans, and Weather Crossword

Type
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

Weather Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The layer of Earths atmosphere where weather occurs Troposphere
The layer of Earths atmosphere that contains the ozone layer Stratosphere
The layers of Earths atmosphere are categorized according to Temperature
A tool used to measure air pressure Barometer
A large body of air that had the same characteristics throughout Air mass
An air mass that forms over an ocean Maritime
The amount of moisture in the air Humidity
Thunderstorms often occur with a ______ front Cold
A large, spiraling storm that can be hundreds of miles across and can last for more than a week Hurricane
The force of all the air pressure pressing on the earth Air pressure
When a tropical storm becomes a hurricane, it is due to the change in Wind speed
An Instrument used to measure the amount of precipitation Rain gauge
Measures wind speed Anemometer
Measures how hot or cold it is Thermometer
Horizontal movement of air from an area of H pressure to L pressure Wind

Chapter 20 Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

a huge body of air in the troposphere with aimilar temp. and humidity throughout. air mass
a low humidity air mass that originates over the ocean. Continental
a high humidity air mass that originates over the oceans. miritime
a frigid air mass that originates over upper latitudes Arctic
a cool or cold air mass that originates over poles polar
a warm air mass that originates in the tropics tropical
the boundary where at leaste two different air mass meet front
the upward movement of air masses as they flow over mountains orographic lifting
the lifting of a warm air mass above a cool air mass acting as a wedge frontal wedging
the lifting of air when horizontal air currents from opposit edirections collide and rise onto the atmoshere convergence
a servere weather disterbance involving high winds, heavy precipitaion, and other conditions, such as lightning or low temperatures. storm
a storm that brings heavy snow or sleet, high winds,and unusually cold weather winter storm
a rainstorm that produces lightning. thunderstorm
an atmosheric electrical discharge that occurs either b/t clouds or b/t a cloud and the ground lightning
a destructive, localized, rapidly rotating cyclonic, windstorm forming a funnel tornado
an immense cyclonic windstorm that forms over tropical or subtropical oceans hurricane
a strong cyclonic storm with winds of at least 39 mi/h tropical storm
the low-pressure center of a hurricane containing relatively clear, calm, rising air. eye
a higher than normal local sea level caused by seawater flowing toward the lower air pressure under a hurricane. storm surge
a symbolic representation of data from a weather station on a weather map. station model
a weather map that presents a summary or synopsis of weather data for a given time frame. synoptic weather map

Ch. 20: Storms and Weather Prediction Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A huge body of air in the troposphere with similar temperature and humidity throughout air mass
A low humidity air mass that originates over land continental air mass
A high humidity air mass that originates over the oceans maritime air mass
A frigid air mass that originates over the poles arctic air mass
A cool or cold air mass that originates over upper latitudes polar air mass
A warm air mass that originates in the tropics tropical air mass
The boundary where at least two different air massed meet front
The upward movement of air masses as they flow over mountains orographic lifting
The lifting of a warm air mass above a cool air mass acting as a wedge frontal wedging
The lifting of air when horizontal air currents from opposite direction collide and rise into the atmosphere convergence
A severe weather disturbance storm
A storm that brings heavy snow or sleet, high winds, and/or unusually cold weather winter storm
A rainstorm that produces lightning Thunderstorm
An atmospheric electrical discharge that occurs either between clouds or between a cloud and the ground lightning
A destructive rotating windstorm forming a tunnel tornado
A cyclonic windstorm that forms over tropical or subtropical oceans hurricane
A strong cyclonic storm with high winds of at least 39 mi/h tropical storm
The center of a hurricane containing calm, clear rising air eye (hurricane)
A higher than normal local sea level caused by seawater flowing toward the lower air pressure under a hurricane storm surge
A symbolic representation of data from a weather station on a weather map station model
A weather map that presents a summary of weather data for a given time frame. There are four. synoptic weather map

It's Hurricane Season! Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

An intense tropical storm with powerful winds and heavy rain. HURRICANE
This provides energy for a hurricane. WATER
Hurricanes lose strength as they move over this. LAND
Areas most at danger from hurricanes. COASTAL
As well as wind and rain, hurricanes also produce these. TORNADOES
Hemisphere in which wind flows clockwise. SOUTHERN
The calm area of a hurricane. EYE
A region of low atmospheric pressure. DEPRESSION
Technology used to track a hurricane. SATELLITES
"She" struck New Orleans in 2005. KATRINA
What a hurricane is called in Japan. TYPHOON
What a hurricane is called in the Indian Ocean. CYCLONE
What causes the most damage in a hurricane. STORMSURGE
The deadliest hurricane in US history hit this Texas city in 1900. GALVESTON
A place to go for safety. SHELTER
Leave the area. EVACUATE
Another name for a cyclone. TWISTER
These are usually strongest around the eye. WINDS

Hurricane Preparedness Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Hurricane season starts __________ 1st and ends November 30th. June
______________ can accompany landfalling hurricanes. Tornadoes
Primary hazards from hurricanes are _____________ from storm surges and heavy rains, destructive winds, tornadoes, and high surf. flooding
_________________ surge is water pushed onshore by a tropical system. storm
Pharmacies may be closed, ensure you have 30 days of _________________. Medication
________________ your plan with someone not in the storm's path. Communicate
When the power goes out, keep your _____________ outside. Generator
Hurricane __________________ is issued 48 hours in advance. watch
Take refuge in a small interior room. Put as many ____________ between you and the outside. walls
Buy ___________ and other materials to protect you windows and home. plywood
Before an _____________ happens, make sure your family knows how to contact each other and where to go. emergency
____________ trees and shrubbery. Trim
The NHC issues a _____________ warning 36 hours in advance of tropical storm winds, to give you time to complete your preparations. Hurricane
Determine ____________ travel routes. safe
Evacuate ____________________ if told to do so. Immediately
Have ___________ on hand in case power goes out and ATMs don't work. cash
When in a Warning area, do not stay in a __________ home. mobile
Stay out of any buildings if you smell ___________. gas
When roads are flooded turn around don't ___________________. drown
Get supplies well in advance, enough for each person for 1 ____________. week
To be classified as a hurricane, a storm must have sustained winds of at least seventy- __________ miles per hour. four