Weather, Climate, and the Atmosphere
Weather Instruments
Pressure/Fronts
Clouds
Precipitation and Severe Weather
100
The blanket of gas surrounding Earth is know as . . . 

What is the atmosphere?

100

When you need to know the temperature outside, what instrument do you use?

What is a thermometer?

100

What is made/what is it called with 2 air masses meet?

What is a front?

100

A puffy cloud that signals fair weather.

What is a cumulus cloud?

100

A funnel-shaped cloud that reaches down from a storm cloud to touch the Earth’s surface.

What is a tornado?

200

True or False: the climate tells use the day-to-day state of the atmosphere?

What is false?

200

A wind vane is used to measure . . . 

What is the wind direction?

200

If the barometer is rising, what air pressure does that indicate?

What is high air pressure?

200

A low, gray, layered cloud that covers the whole sky.

What is a stratus cloud?

200

The most common type of severe weather.

What is a thunderstorm?

300

Would we check the weather or the climate to see what the average temperature of Virginia is during the summer time?

What is climate?

300

A barometer is used to measure . . . 

What is air pressure?

300

Cloudy, stormy skies with heavy winds describes this type of air pressure.

What is low air pressure?

300

Cumulonimbus clouds are associated with which type of weather?

What is stormy/bad weather?

300

Which types of severe weather are known for high winds?

What are thunderstorms, tornados, and hurricanes? (all of them)

400

Describe what weather means. 

What is the day-to-day state of the atmosphere is a certain area?

400

After a big storm, the meteorologists say we got 8 inches of rain. What instrument did they use to measure this?

What is a rain gauge?

400

The type of air pressure you hope for if you plan to go camping outdoors.

What is a high air pressure?

400

Which clouds are fluffy, but BIG and dark?

What is Cumulonimbus?

400

Hurricanes form in tropical waters near the equator. They can not form in higher latitudes because the water is too _______.

What is cold?

500

Describe what climate means.

What is the average weather in a certain area over a long period of time?

500

What instrument measures how fast the wind is blowing outside?

What is an anemometer?

500

Which type of front is represented by a blue line with blue triangles on a weather map?

What is a cold front?

500

What type of cloud looks like a feather and is often see through.

What is a Cirrus cloud?

500

The four types of precipitation.

What is rain, snow, hail/freezing rain, and sleet? (in any order)

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