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An instrument used to measure wind speed
measures air pressure
An instrument used to measure precipitation.
An instrument used to measure temperature
measures wind direction
Wispy, feathery clouds made of ice crystals that form at high levels.
A puffy white cloud with a flat bottom that forms at a low or medium elevation
Layered clouds that cover much of the sky and are dull gray.
are thunderstorm clouds. High winds can flatten the top of the cloud into an anvil-like shape. Cumulonimbus clouds are associated with heavy rain, snow, hail, lightning and even tornadoes. The anvil usually points in the direction the storm is moving.
A cloud at ground level.
The change from a gas to a liquid
The change of a substance from a liquid to a gas
water in the form of a gas
rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground.
A boundary between two air masses
A huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, and air pressure at any given height
A front where cold air moves in under a warm air mass.
a front where warm air moves over cold air and brings drizzly rain and then are followed by warm and clear weather
The flow of cooler air from over an ocean or lake toward land
the flow of air from land to a body of water
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