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air mass

a huge body of air that ha; similar temperature, humidity, and air pressure at any given height

tropical

warm

polar

cold

maritime

on water

continental

on land

front

a boundary between two air masses

occluded

cut off

cyclone

A swirling center of low air pressure

anticyclone

A high-pressure center of dry air

storm

a violent commotion or disturbance in atmosphere

thunderstorm

a small storm often accompanied by heavy precipitation and frequent thunder and lightning

lightning

the flash of light that accompanies an electric discharge in the atmosphere (or something resembling such a flash)

tornado

a localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring over land characterized by a funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground

hurricane

is a tropical cyclone that has winds of 119 kilometers per hour or higher

storm surge

a dome of water that sweeps across the coast where a hurricane lands

evacuate

move out of an unsafe location into safety

meteorologist

scientists who study the causes of weather and try to predict it

isobar

are lines joining places on the map that have same air pressure.

isotherm

are lines joining places on the map that have same temperature

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