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    Weather Vocabulary Word List (313)

    A)Accuracy, Acid rain, Air, Air-pressure, Altitude, Anemometer, Arctic, Arid, Atmosphere, Avalanche, Axis
    B)Balance, Balloon, Balmy, Barometer, Biting, Bitter, Black ice, Blackout, Bleak, Blimp, Blizzard, Boreal, Breezy, Bright, Broadcast
    C)Cataclysm, Celestial, Celsius, Centigrade, Chemicals, Chemistry, Chill, Circulation, Cirrus, Clear, Clement, Climate, Cloudburst, Cloudy, Col, Cold, Color, Composition, Condensation, Conditions, Controversial, Convection, Conversion, Crystals, Cumulus, Current, Cycle, Cyclone
    D)Damage, Damp, Decay, Degree, Deluge, Demonstrate, Density, Depression, Detection, Devastation, Dew, Dew point, Direction, Disruption, Dissipation, Doldrums, Doppler radar, Downpour, Dreary, Drizzle, Droplets, Drought, Dry, Dull, Dust devils
    E)Earth science, Earthquake, Easterlies, Eclipse, Eddies, El Nino, Electricity, Emergency, Energy, Environment, Erosion, Eruption, Evacuate, Evaporation, Evaporation, Exposure, Extreme
    F)Fahrenheit, Fall, Floe, Flood, Flooding, Fluids, Flurries, Foehn, Fog, Force, Forecast, Freezing, Freezing rain, Frigid, Front, Frost, Frozen, Funnel
    G)Gale, Gauge, Gelid, Glacial, Global, Gravity, Greenhouse effect, Gusty
    H)Haar, Hail, Hailstone, Haze, Headwind, Heat, Heat wave, High tide, Hoarfrost, Hot, Humidity, Hurricane
    I)Ice, Impact, Inclement, Indian Summer, Inexact, Influence, Informative, Inquiry, Instruction, Instruments, Intermittent, Interplay, Inversion, Investigation, Isobar, Isotherm
    J)Jet stream
    L)Landslide, Latitude, Layers, Lightening, Liquid, Longitude, Low pressure, Low tide
    M)Marine, Maritime, Measurement, Melt, Mercury, Meteorologist, Meteorology, Mild, Millibar, Mist, Mistral, Moisture, Monsoon, Moon, Movement, Mud slide, Muggy
    N)Natural, Nature, Normal, Numb
    O)Observation, Occluded front, Occlusion, Ocean, Orbit, Outage, Overcast, Ozone
    P)Pattern, Physics, Polar, Pollution, Pouring, Power, Precipitation, Prediction, Pressure, Puddles
    Q)Quake, Quantity, Query
    R)Radar, Radiation, Rain, Rainbow, Rainbow, Raindrops, Rainfall, Rainstorm, Raw, Regional, Regulation, Report, Research, Rotation
    S)Satellite, Saturation, Scale, Scorching, Seasons, Severe, Shady, Shiver, Showers, Sirocco, Sky, Sleet, Slush, Smog, Snow, Snowflakes, Snowstorm, Solar system, Space, Spring, Squall, Storm, Stratus clouds, Sub zero, Summer, Sunny, Sunrise, Sunset, Sunshine, Survival, Swirling
    T)Technology, Temperate, Temperatures, Tempest, Thermal, Thermometer, Thunder, Thunder clouds, Thunder showers, Thunderstorms, Tidal wave, Tilt, Tornado, Torrent, Torrential, Track, Tramotane, Transfer, Transmission, Tremor, Trigger, Tropical, Tropics, Trough, Tsunami, Typhoon
    U)Umbrellas, Undertow, Undulate, Uniform, Updraft, Upwind
    V)Vapor, Variegated, Veering, Velocity, Violent, Visibility, Vital, Volcanic eruption, Vortex
    W)Warm, Warm front, Warming, Warnings, Watch, Water cycle, Waterspout, Wave, Weather, Weather forecast, Weather vane, Westerly, Wet, Whirlwind, Whiteout, Wind, Wind chill, Wind sock, Windstorm, Winter, Wintry
    Z)Zephyr, Zero-zero, Zone
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