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Weather Vocabulary

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air pressure
the weight of air on Earth's surface
air temperature
how hot or cold it is
atmosphere
air around the Earth
barometer
an instrument that measures air pressure
cirrus
thin, wispy clouds
component
a part of something
cumulus
thick, puffy clouds
freezing
temperatures at or below 0 degrees Celsius or 32 degrees fahrenheit
forecast
predictions
meteorologist
a scientist who studies weather
phenomenon
an unusual event or fact that can be seen or sensed
precipitation
water that falls from clouds in the form of rain, snow, hail or sleet
rain gauge
a container set outside to measure the amount of precipitation during a storm
severe
harsh or unusual
seasonal
normal for the time of year
stratus
layered clouds
thermometer
device used to measure temperature
wind speed
how fast the air is moving
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