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1. Air Pressure

the force that air puts on an area

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2. Tropical

describing a climate that is very hot and humid

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3. Celsius

the metric temperature scale

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4. Cumulus Cloud

large, fluffy, white clouds, often seen in fair skies

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5. Cirrus Cloud

thin, wispy-looking clouds

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6. Thermometer

a device used to measure temperature

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7. Tropical Depression

a region of low pressure with counter-clockwise wind rotation that develops into a hurricane or tropical storm

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8. Ocean Current

large-scale movement of water within the oceans in a certain direction

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9. Dew Point

the temperature at which water vapor in the air condenses into water

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10. Hurricane

a storm with strong winds and rain that forms over tropical waters

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11. Desert

an area that gets little precipitation and has very little vegetation

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12. Typhoon

a hurricane or tropical storm originating in the Pacific Ocean

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13. Humidity

the measure of how much water vapor is in the air

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14. Forecast

to analyze weather data and make an educated guess about weather in the future

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15. Atmosphere

layers of gas that surround a planet

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16. Hail

small, icy balls that fall from the sky

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17. Thunderstorm

a weather system that produces heavy precipitation, winds, lightning, and thunder

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18. Cloud

a collection of water droplets or ice crystals in the atmosphere

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19. Precipitation

water that is released from clouds in the sky

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20. Drought

a prolonged shortage of rainfall

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21. Front

in weather, the boundary between two masses of air with different properties

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22. Meteorology

the study of patterns of weather

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23. Freezing Point

the temperature at which a liquid turns into a solid

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24. Tornado

a funnel-shaped cloud or column of air that rotates at high speeds and extends downward from a cloud to the ground

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25. Cumulonimbus Cloud

anvil-shaped cloud that is often involved in heavy or violent storms

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26. Thunder

a loud noise that happens when lightning heats the air and causes it to expand and contract quickly

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27. Weather

the properties of the atmosphere at a given time and location

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28. Waterspout

a funnel-shaped cloud that forms over water and pulls water upward

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29. Barometer

a tool used to measure air pressure

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30. Global Warming

the slow warming of Earth's atmosphere due to climatic change

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31. Temperature

the measure of how hot or cold the air is outside

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32. Barometric Pressure

the pressure (force per unit area) of the atmosphere against a surface

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33. Funnel Cloud

a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud

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34. Climate

the average weather conditions in an area