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Weather Vocabulary #1

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weather
state of the atmosphere at a given time and place with respect to wind, temperature, cloudiness, moisture, and pressure; daily or hourly conditions thermometer
meteorologist
scientist who studies weather
Sun
the driving force of weather
temperature
degrees warm or cold; influenced by cloud cover
wind speed
changes as air pressure changes
wind direction
reported by the direction from which wind
originates; prevailing westerly winds blow from the west to the east
precipitation
form of water that falls from the cloud to the Earth
barometric (air) pressure
weight of the air above the surface of the Earth, applies pressure on objects
cloud cover
fraction of the sky covered by clouds; cloudy, partly cloudy, partly Sunny
thermometer
instrument used to measure temperature (in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius)
anemometer
instrument used to measure wind speed (in miles per hour or mph)
wind vane
instrument used to measure wind direction
rain gauge
instrument used to measure amount of rain over a specific period of time
barometer
instrument used to measure air pressure