The short term state of the atmosphere, including temperature, humidity, precipitation, wind, and visibility.
The amount of water vapor in the air.
The ratio of the amount of water vapor in the air to the maximum amount of water vapor the air can hold at a set temperature.
The change of state from a gas to a liquid.
Thunderstorms come from this cloud.
Any form of water that falls to the Earth's surface from the clouds.
The most common form of precipitation.
A large body of air where the temperature and moisture are constant throughout.
The boundary between air masses of different densities and usually different temperatures.
An area in the atmosphere that has lower pressure than the surrounding areas and has winds that spiral towards the center.
The rotation of air around a high pressure center in the direction opposite of Earth's rotation.
A usually brief heavy storm, heavy storm that consists of rain, strong winds, lightning, and thunder.
An electric discharge that takes place between two oppositely charged surfaces, such as between a clouded the ground, between two clouds, or between two parts of the same cloud.(Hint: Part of a thunderstorm)
The sound caused by the rapid expansion of air along an electrical strike.(Hint: Part of a thunderstorm)
A destructive, rotating column of air that has very high wind speeds, is visible as a funnel-shaped cloud, and touches the ground.(Hint:75% of them occur in the U.S.)
A sever storm that develops over tropical oceans and whose strong winds of more than 120Km/h spiral toward the intensely low pressure storm center.(Hint: Start as thunderstorms over tropical oceans.)
An instrument used to measure temperature.
Instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure.
Instrument used to measure wind speed.
A collection of small water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air is cooled and condensation occurs.
Crossword puzzles have been published in newspapers and other publications since 1873. They consist of a grid of squares where the player aims to write words both horizontally and vertically.
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