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

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

THE WATER CYCLE CROSSWORD PUZZLE

Type
Crossword
Description

The particles are packed together AIR PRESSURE
measures the speed of the wind ANEMOMETER
blanket of air ATMOSPHERE
A large body of air that has about the same tempature without AIR MASS
measures air pressure BAROMETER
the average of weather conditions in a area over a long period of time CLIMATE
when precipitation is there for a period of time drought
a metoroligist predicts what weathers gonna be like near the future forecast
2 diffrent air masses or tempatures meet front
earths warning due to gases in the atmosphere that trap heat near earths surface greenhouse effect
contains watervapor humidity
studies the weather metoroligist
sound caused by lightining thunder
rain,hail,snow,sleet and ice precipitation
division of the year marked by changes in weather seasons
a rotating colum of air that streches from a thunderstorm cloud to the ground tornadoes
how hot or cold the air is temperature
a device that mesures the tempature thermometer
a condition of the atmosphere at any time in a particular location weather
region of high pressure wind
a liquad of water that falls from the clouds to the ground RAIN
OCCURS DURING A STORM LIGHTNING
STORM WITH STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN HURRICANES
WINTERSTORM WITH WINDS THAT ARE AT LEAST 35 MPH AND BLOWING SNOW BLIZZARDS

climate/ weather Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Natural Disasters Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A cold storm normally in the coldest parts in the world Blizzard
A storm that normally happens in the desert Sandstorm
A disaster that shakes the Earth Earthquake
A huge wave caused by an ocean-floor earthquake Tsunami
A whirling storm caused by the wind Cyclone
A storm in shape of a spiral that is similar to a cyclone Hurricane
A fire that gets out of control and hurts anything it touches Wildfire
A storm that takes you and spins you around Tornado
When a volcano erupts Volcanic eruption
When snow falls off a cliff in multiple turns Avalanche
When there is heavy rainfall and it gets out of control Flood
A fire that happens in nature areas Bushfire
When there has not been any rain for a long time Drought
When the land starts to sink into the ground Landslide
A storm simillar to a blizzard but more snow is involved Snowstorm

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

Weather & Climate Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

air mass
climate zone
clouds
condensation
cyclone
dew point
elevation
fog
glacial periods
global warming
greenhouse effect
humidity
hurricanes
latitude
lightning
occluded front
precipation
relative humidity
seasons
shadow effects
storm fronts
surface currents
thunder storms
topography
tornadoes
typhoon
vapor pressure
water cycle
weather

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

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

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