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UNIT 5B Test
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liquid water that falls to earth's surface
Small drops of liquid water that falls to Earth's surface
Ice beads that form layers of frozen water as it moves up and down in thunderstorms.
Starts of as rain and freezes when it hits the very cold surface
Starts of as rain and freezes as it passes through layer of cold air before hitting the ground
Icy crystals that fall to Earth's surface
Gulf of Mexico
A storm that produces heavy snow and winds of 56 km/h or greater
A storm that usually develops off the coast of Africa and moves towards the east coast of the US
A storm with winds in excess of 500 km/h and usually lasts for fewer than 10 minutes
A small, local storm that produces rain, lightning, thunder, strong winds, and sometimes hail
This storm began as a tropical depression and had picked up energy from warm ocean water. Winds circulate counterclockwise as the converge towards the center
This type of storm can occur anywhere in the US, but most common in the Midwest and southern states from March through May when strong cold fronts form as polar and tropical air masses meet
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