Weather vs Climate
Climate
Weather
Vocab
Water Cycle
100

Over the last 10 years the snowfall has increased. 

Climate

100

Which of the following is an example of climate?

a. the average high temperature in May is 70 degrees in the Midwest of the United States

b. Today is hot in Phoenix, Arizona

c. last week it was raining in San Antonio, Texas 

A

100

The force or weight of the surrounding air on everything in and around it

Air Pressure 

100

What is weather? 

Daily changes in the condition of air outdoors

100

True or False: The same water we have now has been here forever. 

True

200

A storm is about to hit Florida and the wind speed is changing. 

Weather

200

The climate of a region will be warmer the closer it is to the _______, and will be colder the closer it gets to the ________.

Equator, Poles 

200

These weather maps show conditions in Texas on two days. Make a prediction of which cities on the map might have rain on Monday. (picture)

Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Laredo 

200

What is climate?

the weather conditions of a region over a long period of time

200

_________ which is caused by the sun can increase precipitation. 

Evaporation 

300

The temperature at 5:00 pm in Orlando is 93 degrees. 

Weather

300

Which of the following is a description of climate?

a. It is hot in Bastrop, Texas today

b. In Bastrop, Texas the Summers are usually hot

c. Yesterday, in Bastrop, Texas it was raining a lot 

B

300

Florida usually receives quick and intense rainstorms that bring lighting and thunder. What causes these intense storms? 

Cold Front

300

The amount of water vapor in the air

Humidity 

300

What is the main ingredient (besides water, duh) in the water cycle? 

the sun

400

Annually, Florida is a very hot state. 

Climate 

400

A study of climate includes the use of maps that are different from simple weather maps. A map of which of the following is one that would be used in the study of climate? 

a. Path of a hurricane hitting the gulf over a week

b. Location of rain in Texas

c. Number of rainy days over the course of a year in Chicago

C

400

Weather data is different from climate data. Which of these is an example of weather data?

a. Northern Europe has much colder winters than South America

b. New England has an average of more than 100 rainy days each year 

c. The sky is mostly cloudy in Rome on May 17, 2019

C

400

What is condensation? 

physical change in matter from a gas to a liquid

Clouds of water vapor

400

Percipitation can fall as ________, _______, ______, ___________

rain, snow, sleet, hail

500

Rainfall this year was a lot more than last year. 

Weather

500

How does the Gulf Stream affect the climate of the United Kingdom?  (Western Europe)

Warm ocean currents bring warm water and air to the United Kingdom, causing them to have a warmer wetter climate. 

500

Northern States receive long drawn out storms that include light rain and cloud coverage over a long period of time. What causes these weather conditions? 

Warm Fronts

500

What is evaporation? 

Physical change in matter from a liquid to a gas 

500

Explain how salt water becomes fresh water. 

Saltwater is evaporated from the ocean and forms clouds, the salt is left behind, then precipitation occurs and the water that falls from the sky is freshwater. 

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