Weather
Climate
Predicting Weather
Severe Storms
Miscellaneous

100

The continuous movement of water between Earth's surface and the air
What is the water cycle?

100

A weather pattern of hot summers, cold winters, and low annual precipitation.
What is a continental climate?

100

Clouds that produce precipitation.
What are cumulonimbus clouds?

100

The speed that winds need to reach for a tropical storm to become a hurricane.
What is 75mph?

100

Measures air pressure with the millibar as the unit of measurement.
What is a barometer?

200

The changing of gas to a liquid as heat is removed
What is condensation?

200

The average weather pattern over a region.
What is climate?

200

Clouds that form at a high altitude and are blanket-like
What are cirrostratus clouds?

200

The sound given off by the explosive expansion of air heated by a light stroke.
What is thunder?

200

A location that records temperature, wind direction, wind speed, and humidity.
What is a weather station?

300

The temperature at which moisture in the atmosphere condenses because the air is saturated.
What is the dew point?

300

The distance north or south of the equator.
What is latitude?

300

A large region of the atmosphere in which the air has similar properties throughout.
What is an air mass?

300

When these storms move over land they lose strength or weaken.
What is a hurricane?

300

This instrument takes measurements high up in the Earth's atmosphere, approximately 22 miles up.
What is weather balloon?

400

The force exerted on a given area by the weight of the air above it
What is air pressure?

400

The two main factors that determine the climate.
What are temperature and precipitation?

400

Lines on a weather map that connect points with equal air pressure.
What is an isobar?

400

The weakest point of a hurricane.
What is the eye?

400

These winds in the United States blow from West to East.
What is a prevailing wind?

500

The Earth's rotation pushes the winds to either the right or the left?
What is the Coriolis Effect?

500

Warm summers, mild winters, and usually high annual precipitation.
What is a maritime climate?

500

When warm air moves in over a cold air mass and brings light steady rain or snow.
What is a warm front?

500

Warm humid air pulled into a funnel shaped column.
What is a tornado?

500

Angle is greater in areas near the equator and smaller near the poles?
What is insolation?