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What is weather?:

What is weather? Refers to the state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place.

What are some of the factors that affect the weather? :

What are some of the factors that affect the weather? Temperature is the measure of the average amount of motion in particles. 1.Air temperature

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a natural movement of air of any velocity; especially : the earth's air or the gas surrounding a planet in natural motion horizontally. 2. Wind

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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. 3.Humidity

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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. 4.Clouds

Severe Weather:

Severe Weather Thunderstorms Lightning Tornadoes

More Severe Weather:

More Severe Weather Hurricanes Blizzards

Severe Weather Safety:

Severe Weather Safety Watches- conditions are favorable Warnings- conditions already exist Examples- Tornadoes, Flooding, Thunderstorms, Blizzards, Winter Mixes and Hurricanes

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Two sources of forecasting weather Data collected from upper atmosphere Data collected on the Earth’s surface NWS

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