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General Weather

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Meteorologist
scientist who studies weather
weather
state of the atmosphere at any given time and place with respect to wind, temperature, cloudiness, moisture, and pressure (daily or hourly conditions)
Climate
the weather conditions of a certain place or season, average over years, decades, or centuries
Temperature
degrees warm or cold; influenced by cloud cover
Wind
Horizontally moving air
Air pressure
the weight of air pressing down on earth
Humidity
the amount of water vapor in the air
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 (points into the wind)
Rain Gauge
instrument used to measure amount of rain over a specific period of time (recorded in hundredths of inches)
Hygrometer
instrument used to measure humidity
Barometer
instrument used to measure air pressure