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Weather Words

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thunderstorm
a strong storm with a lot of rain, thunder, and lightning
tornado
A rapidly whirling, funnel-shaped cloud that reaches down to touch Earth's surface.
hurricane
A tropical storm that has winds of about 119 kilometers per hour or higher.
meteorologist
scientists who study the causes of weather and try to predict it
anemometer
An instrument used to measure wind speed
wind vane
measures wind direction
air mass
large body of air with the same temperature and humidity