the condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and place
the measure of the amount of thermal energy in the atmosphere
when any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist) falls to Earth
drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds
ice pellets falling from clouds when there are strong rising air currents
fluffy and white with flat bottoms. They usually indicate fair weather.
dark gray rain clouds
large, fluffy, dark on the bottom. They may produce thunderstorms.
smooth, gray clouds that cover the whole sky (block out direct sunlight). Light rain and drizzle can happen.
feathery clouds. fair weather. often indicate that rain or snow will fall soon.
a short, heavy storm that consists of rain, strong winds, lightning, and thunder
a powerful funnel-shaped column of spiraling air that forms over land
a large, powerful windstorm that forms over warm ocean waters
occurs when the air pressure is higher than areas around it; usually means cooler temperatures and drier weather
is formed when a warm air mass pushes into a cold air mass, the boundary where a warm air mass moves over a cold air mass
when a cold air mass pushes under a warm air mass
a huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, and air pressure
the amount of moisture in the air
temperature, precipitation, wind, humidity, air pressure
A map that shows data about recent weather conditions across a large area

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