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In which part of the water cycle is rain, hail, sleet, and snow formed?

precipitation

100

Which clouds are highest in the sky and made of ice crystals?

cirrus

100

How do air masses move across the United States?

From west to east

100

Describe the Jet Stream.

a river of air that moves weather around the globe

200

After a heavy rain, puddles are left on the ground. Eventually the puddles disappear. What is responsible for their disappearance?

evaporation

200

Clouds form in the sky when water vapor condenses. What causes condensation?

a decrease in heat energy (cooling)

200

How does the Gulf Stream affect weather along North Carolina’s coast?

The warm water current keeps temperatures warm along the coast

200

A warm air mass slowly passes over a cold air mass. As the warm air begins to cool clouds form. What can you predict will happen next?

rain will fall

300

Which clouds indicate stormy conditions with heavy rain?

cumulonimbus

300

Which clouds are low in the sky and cover the sky like a blanket?

stratus

300

What does a barometer measure?

Air pressure – the only tool that can predict weather.

300

Clouds forming in the atmosphere is an example of which part of the water cycle?

condensation

400

Which will most likely result from a low pressure system?

windy/cloudy/rainy weather

400

If the forecast calls for a cold front to move into your area, what kind of weather can you expect?

cold air and stormy conditions

400

What type of climate is found close to the equator?

tropical

400

Which type of precipitation freezes, melts, then freezes again?

sleet

500

Which clouds would you like to see if you are planning a picnic in the park?

cumulus

500

Which weather tool would best measure the wind’s speed?

an anemometer

500

Which type of precipitation bounces up and down in the clouds?

hail

500

Describe cirrus clouds

thin, wispy clouds that indicate fair weather

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