Eye of the Storm

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15 terms · Key vocab HM Theme 1 story 2

collide

to bump into another mass with force

funnel cloud

tornado cloud that is wide at the top and narrow where it touches the ground

jagged

having a sharp, pointed edge or outline

lightning

the flash of light in the sky when electricity passes between clouds or between a cloud and the ground

prairies

flat, open grasslands

rotate

to swirl in a circular motion

severe

serious or extreme in nature

sizzling

crackling with intense heat

tornadoes

rotating columns of air accompanied by whirling funnel-shaped downspouts that can cause great destruction

saguaros

tall cactuses native to the American Southwest

conditions

the way someone or something is

occupation

the job a person does to make a living

updraft

upward-moving current of air

vortices

whirlpools made of rotating air or water; plural of vortex

fortunate

lucky

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