Vocabulary
Facts
Symbols
Types of Storms
Mystery
100

This is a large body of air that has similar temperature and moisture content throughout.

Air Mass

100

The type of air mass that forms toward the poles and has cold air.

Polar

100

What does this symbol mean?

Cold front

100

What kind of storm is depicted here?

Thunderstorm

100

This is what the weather service announcers call when conditions are favorable for a tornado to occur. 

Tornado Watch

200

What pushes air masses in a similar west-to-east direction?

Jet Stream

200

Where in the world do most tornadoes occur?

The United States

200

What does this symbol mean?

Occluded front
200

What kind of storm is depicted here?

Hurricane

200

This type of storm forms over oceans near the equator.

Hurricane

300

The boundary where two air masses meet

Front

300

Although the official boundaries of ________ ________are not clearly defined, the main part extends from northern Texas, through Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

Tornado Alley

300

What does this symbol mean?

Warm front

300

What kind of storm is depicted here?

Tornado

300

This is what the weather service announcers call when a tornado has been seen or picked up by radar. 

Tornado Warning

400

The major wind belts over the United States are called the ______.

Westerlies

400

Areas that have lower pressure than the surrounding areas where the air masses converge (come together) and rise, causing stormy weather.

Cyclones

400

What does this symbol mean?

Stationary front

400

What kind of storm is depicted here?

Blizzard/ Winter Storm

400

What can form in minutes and usually occur in the United States. They can be 200-300 yards across.

Tornado


500

Areas of different air _________ affect the weather.

pressure

500

Air masses can be thousands of kilometers across and extend 16 kilometers into the ________. (Hint: It is a layer in the atmosphere).

Stratosphere

500

What does this symbol represent?

Low pressure system

500

What kind of storm is depicted here?

Flood

500

An air mass gets its moisture and temperature characteristics from the area over which it forms. These areas are called _____ ______.

Source Region

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