Water Cycle Clouds Weather Vocabulary Stormy Weather Tornado Safety and Trivia

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What is the water cycle?
Nature’s way of recycling water.

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What are stratus clouds?
Gray clouds that cover the lower part of the sky; rain or snow falls from them

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What is weather?
The state of the air at a certain time and place

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What is a thunderstorm?
Most common type of storm

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What is the basement?
Where you should go during a tornado if you are in a house

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What is evaporation?
The process of water changing into an invisible gas called water vapor

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What are cumulus clouds?
White, puffy clouds that look like piles of cotton; they are known as fair-weather clouds

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Who are meteorologists?
Scientists who study weather

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What is a tornado?
Spinning cloud with a funnel shape

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What is the lowest level of the building?
Where you should go during a tornado if you are in a school or public building

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What is humidity?
Amount of water vapor in the air

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What are cirrus clouds?
Thin, feathery clouds that appear high in the sky; they are a sign that rain or snow is on the way

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What is a wind vane?
Instrument that shows wind direction

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What is a hurricane?
Large, powerful storm that occurs over large bodies of water

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What are the months that the most tornadoes occur?
April through June

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What is condensation?
The process of water vapor turning into water droplets

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What is fog?
Cloud that forms at the earth’s surface

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What is an anemometer?
Measures wind speed

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What is a flood?
Water overflow that is caused by a large amount of rainfall

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What is pull over and get out of the vehicle?
What you should do if you’re in a car during a tornado

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What is groundwater?
Water that is found underground

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What are cumulonimbus clouds?
Tall, dark clouds that mean thunderstorms with heavy rain and strong winds

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What is climate?
The weather of a place over a long time

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What is a typhoon?
Another name for a hurricane

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What is the Fujita scale (F-scale)?
Scale used rate the damage and speed of tornadoes

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