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Weather by Connor

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Connor Ashdown

on 4 November 2010

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Transcript of Weather by Connor

Weather Weather refers to shot-term conditins of the atmosphere Examples of weather are wind, rain heat and cold. Weather is what is going on outside of our homes. Atmosphere The atmosphere is the layers of gases that surround the earth. Temperature Temperature refers to how hot or cold the air is. The sun makes it warmer. Air from cold places makes the air colder. Very cold, dry places are called deserts. Wind Wind is the air that moves in the atmosphere. Wind can move slowly and can feel like a gentle breeze on your face. Extreme Weather Extreme Weather is weather that is not considered normal for the region. Blizzards A Blizzard is a severe storm that has low temperatures, strong winds, and heavy snow. Landslides Gravity and excessive moisture are the main causes of a landslide. The atmosphere is the layer of gases that surround the earth. Temperature refers to how hot or cold the air is. The sun makes it warmer. Air from cold places makes the air colder. Very cold, dry places are called deserts. Wind is the air that moves in the atmosphere. Wind can move slowly and can feel like a gentle breeze Thunderstorms Thunderstorms are also known as electrical storm, a lighting storm, or a thundershower. They usually have strong winds, heavy rain, and sometimes, hail, sleet, or no precipitation at all. Tornado A Tornado is a fast moving wing winds that spin around. They are so powerful that they can knock down trees and blow the roofs off of houses. Entire neigh bourhoods have been destroyed bytornadoes. Hurricane A hurricane is also a fast moving wind. A hurricane is much larger than a tornado. It is formed in the ocean and does a lot of damage on land and at sea. Lightning Lightning is an atmospheric release of electricity accompanied by thunder, which typically occurs during thunderstorms, and sometimes during volcanic or dust storms Floods A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land. For example, rivers get too full of water and overflow their banks. People put down sandbags to try to stop the water. Sometimes, homes and cars get washed away. Duststorms A dust storm or sandstorm happens in dry and semi-dry regions. Dust storms arise when a gust front blows loose sand and dust from a dry surface. Typhoon Sometimes called Pacific typhoon's they are very similar to hurricanes. Typhoon's are found only in the pacific ocean and are usally larger and more intense than hurricanes. Moisture Moisture is rain and snow another word for moisture is precipitation, Rain is water droplets formed in clouds.
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