Weather 4th Grade Review
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Rain, Hail, Sleet, and Snow
What are types of precipitation?
Measures the amount of heat energy in the air
What does a thermometer do?
Measures the amount of air pressure
What does a barometer do?
Measures the amount of precipitation
What does a rain gauge do?
Measures wind speed
What does an anemometer do?
What type of precipitation is in liquid droplets?
What type of precipitation forms when the air temperature in the clouds and in the
atmosphere is below freezing?
What type of precipitation happens when ice crystals melt and then freeze again?
What type of precipitation happens when ice crystals form layers of frozen ice and grow bigger?
Cumulus Clouds indicate...
What are fluffy white clouds with flat bottoms?
What are smooth gray clouds that block sunlight and cover the sky?
Light Rain or Drizzle
Stratus Clouds usually indicate...
Cumulonimbus Clouds usually indicate...
What type of clouds grow in height and are dark on the bottom?
What are feathery, wispy clouds?
Fair weather now, but often indicate that rain or snow will fall within several hours
Cirrus clouds usually indicate...
The force created by the weight of air molecules
What is air pressure?
Air pressure helps forecast the...
Areas of high pressure indicate...
What is indicated by a Large Blue Capital H on a map?
Rainy or stormy weather
Areas of low pressure indicate...
What is indicated by a Large Red Capital L on a map?
Different masses of air
Fronts describe the boundaries between...
A mass of cooler air approaches a mass of warmer air
A cold front is when...
What is indicated by a line of blue triangles on a map?
A mass of warmer air approaches a mass of cooler air
A warm front is when...
What is indicated by a line of red semicircles on a map?
Moist air, wind, and warm temperatures
cause air to rise
What weather conditions indicate a thunderstorm?
Low pressure, very moist air from warm
ocean water, and winds blowing in one
What weather conditions indicate a hurricane?
Rotating thunderstorms that form when
warm, moist air meets cold, dry air can
produce funnels of air that can turn into
What weather conditions indicate a tornado?
Warm air rises and meets cold air
What causes clouds to form?
What season do hurricanes not usually happen in for Virginia?
What causes a lot of damage during hurricanes?
Thunderstorms usually happen in the...
Which storm has a calm center, or eye, and usually forms over tropical waters. It can
cover a very wide path.
Which storm is a rotating funnel shaped cloud with strong winds and thunderstorms
Hurricanes cause most flooding in areas near an...
21 Degrees Celsius
Which is colder- 32 degrees Celsius or 21 degrees Celsius?
Which is more snow- 5.7 cm or 6.1 cm?
The border between two air masses is called a...
What characteristic do thunderstorms, hurricanes, and tornados all have in common?
If a warm front just passed over an area, you should wear...
A jacket and pants
If a cold front just passed over an area, you should wear...