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Wild Weather Vocabulary List & Definitions

Words Definitions
1. Frost The freezing of water vapor on the ground or another surface
2. Monsoon A strong wind between water and land
3. Thunder A loud and explosive noise produced by lightning discharge
4. Radar A method for detecting distant objects by analyzing the high frequency radio waves they project
5. Lightning A bright, electric spark in the atmosphere
6. Tornado A violently destructive windstorm that occurs over land
7. Fog A cloudlike mass of water droplets that reduces visibility
8. Cyclone Winds that spiral inwardly in areas of low pressure
9. Blizzard A storm with intense snow and strong winds
10. Hurricane A violent tropical storm with strong winds
11. Drought A period characterized by lack of precipitation
12. Hail A shower of balls of ice
13. Fujita A scale for rating the intensity of tornadoes
14. Snow Precipitation of ice crystals
15. Tropical Hot and humid weather

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