Types of weather

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What is weather?:

What is weather? Refers to the state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place. The one thing that you can talk to anybody about If you don’t like the weather just wait around it will change in Texas What are some of the factors that affect the weather?


Wind a natural movement of air of any velocity; especially : the earth's air or the gas surrounding a planet in natural motion horizontally


Humidity The amount of water vapor present in the air Relative Humidity -is a measure of the amount of water vapor present in the air compared to the amount needed for saturation at a specific temperature


Clouds Masses of small water droplets or tiny ice crystals that float in the air. Three main types are cirrus, cumulus, and stratus. Other clouds are a mixture of these three main types.


Cloud Formation


Cirrus Cirro- means “curled” or “feathery” Form highest in the sky; are made up of ice crystals; and appear as curls, tufts, or wisps. Usually signal the end of clear weather.


Cumulus Cumulo- means “heaped” or “piled” Cottony clouds with flat, usually gray bases, and puffy, bright tops. Usually signal good weather, but if atmosphere is unstable, can build into towering clouds that produce showers and thunderstorms.


Stratus Strato- means “layer-like” or “sheet-like.” Low-lying, dull-colored clouds that form in layers or sheets. Usually bring drizzling rain or light-falling snow.


Alto A prefix meaning “middle range of clouds “ and used to describe clouds that lie from 6,500-18,500 ft. (1,980-5,640m).


Nimbus A rain cloud

Other Cloud Types:

Other Cloud Types Cirrocumulus Cirrostratus Stratocumulus Cumulonimbus

More Cloud Types:

More Cloud Types Altocumulus Altostratus Nimbostratus


Precipitation Water that falls from the clouds Air temperature determines the form of precipitation that falls 4 main types of Precipitation: Rain, Sleet, Snow and Hail

Types of Precipitation:

Types of Precipitation Rain Sleet Snow Hail

Severe Weather:

Severe Weather Thunderstorms Lightning Tornadoes

More Severe Weather:

More Severe Weather Hurricanes Blizzards

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