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Cloud Types, Storms and other Weather Terms

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Cirrus Cloud
Feathery clouds usually associated with fair weather
Stratus Cloud
Gray smooth cloud that covers the whole sky and blocks all sunlight. Light rain and drizzle usually occur.
Cumulus Cloud
White fluffy cloud with a flat bottom usually indicating fair weather.
Cumulonimbus Cloud
Dark, tall, billowing cloud that produces rain and thunderstorms.
Thunderstorm
a common storm with winds, rain, thunder and lightening
Hurricane
a storm which forms over water with heavy winds
Tornado
a violent storm with a rotating column
Front
a boundary between air masses of different temperature and humidity
High Pressure
fair weather, light winds
Low Pressure
cloudy with strong winds
Meteorologist
person who uses weather instruments to predict weather patterns
evaporation
the changing of water from a liquid to gas
Condensation
Changing of water form a gas to a liquid

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