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CH 5 Weather Urbon
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When moisture condenses out of air and falls to the ground as rain, snow, sleet, or
hail, we are experiencing
A(n) ______ is a large body of air that has the same properties as Earth's surface over
which it develops.
A violent, whirling wind that moves in a narrow path over land is ______
At higher temperatures, air can hold ______ water vapor as compared to air at lower
______ humidity is a measure of the amount of water vapor that air is holding
compared to the amount that it can hold at a specific temperature.
Low, layered gray clouds that produce drizzle are ______ clouds.
A ______ forms where cold and warm air masses meet.
A line that connects points of equal temperature is a(n)______
When air holds all the water vapor it possibly can, we say it's _____
The highest clouds are known as _____
the air's sinking motion makes it difficult for air to rise and clouds to form.
High pressure air usually means good weather because ______
If air containing moisture is cooled, the temperature at which the air is saturated and
condensation forms is known as the ______
High, white, feathery clouds usually associated with fair weather are ______ clouds.
low pressure systems
One place where ______ form is along fronts.
When ____________ form around dust particles and become heavy enough to fall
out of the clouds, we have precipitation.
A ______ forecasts the weather using data collected from many sources.
the air near the ground cools to its dew point.
Water drops can form on surfaces at night when the air is clear because ______
Tornadoes often form from a type of cumulonimbus cloud called a ______
The interaction of air, water, and ______ results in weather.
Thick, puffy clouds are called ______ clouds.
Violent storms generally form along a(n) ______
An air mass that forms off the southeast coast of the U.S. is ______
Hurricanes form over ______
Raindrops that pass through a layer of freezing air near the ground become ______
the build-up of positive and negative electrical charges in clouds.
Lightning results from ______
Clouds at mid-level that form a light sheet.
a cloud at a high altitude consisting of a series of regularly arranged small clouds resembling ripples
Low elevation layered clouds with tops and bottoms rounded
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