Weather Types

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Weather and Climate
Grade:
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Weather Types

Weather Types

Rain

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070610055109AAiUqY5http://www.motherswithadream4christ.com/2012/05/02/when-tears-become-laughter-laughter-tears/rainy-night/

Water evaporated rise up in the air. then, the evaporated water condense inside the clouds. Last one, once it becomes heavy and the clouds can't carry the water it starts to rain.

Clouds

Storms

http://www.eo.ucar.edu/kids/dangerwx/tstorm4.htmhttp://http://wallpaperswide.com/stormy_clouds-wallpapers.html

The air cools as it rises. Water vapor condenses and forms cumulus clouds. When condensation occurs, heat (latent heat/energy) is released and helps the thunderstorm grow.

when the invisible water vapour in the air condenses into visible water droplets or ice crystals. There is water around us all the time in the form of tiny gas particles, also known as water vapour.

Drought

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/clouds/what-are-clouds

Tornadoes

Most tornadoes form from thunderstorms. You need warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico and cool, dry air from Canada. When these two air masses meet, they create instability in the atmosphere.

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-tornado.htm

Hurricanes

http://abcnews.go.com/US/hurricanes-coasts-bring-dangerous-surf/story?id=25135154http://scijinks.jpl.nasa.gov/hurricane/

They form near the equator over warm ocean waters. Actually, the term hurricane is used only for the large storms that form over the Atlantic Ocean or eastern Pacific Ocean. The generic, scientific term for these storms, wherever they occur, is tropical cyclone.

http://www.ask.com/science/droughts-form-a5e225e9a69e414b

Put simply, droughts are caused by a prolonged depletion of precipitation in a certain ecosystem or climate over a long period of time.

Fog

http://www.universetoday.com/85349/how-does-fog-form/

It forms when cool air passes over a warm body of water or moist land. In general we see that fog is formed whenever there is a temperature difference between the ground and the air.

Snow

Snow is formed when temperatures are low and there is moisture - in the form of tiny ice crystals - in the atmosphere. When these tiny ice crystals collide they stick together in clouds to become snowflakes.

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/snow/how-is-snow-formed

Humidity

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humidity

The humidity is affected by winds and by rainfall. At the same time, humidity affects the energy budget and thereby influences temperatures in two major ways.

Sleet

http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/sleet/?ar_a=1

As snow falls through the warm air, it melts or partially melts into raindrops. As the melted snow falls through the cold layer of air, it re-freezes. It forms ice pellets, or sleet, before hitting the ground.


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