Statistics for Weather Terminology

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A dry period of weather, especially a long one that is injurous to crops.Drought
A precipitation in the form of ice crystals, mainly of intricately branched, hexagonal form and often agglomerated into snowflakes, formed directly from the freezing of the water vapor in the air.Snow
The solid form of water, produced by freezing; frozen water.Ice
A great flowing or overflowing of water, especially over land not usually submerged.Flood
A violent, tropical, cyclonic storm of the western North Atlantic, having wind speeds of or in excess of 72 miles per hour (32 m/sec).Hurricane
Water that is condensed from aqueous vapor in the atmosphere and falls to earth in drops more than 1/50" (0.5mm) in diameter.Rain
A brilliant electric spark discharge in the atmosphere, occurring within a thundercloud, between clouds, or between a cloud and the ground.Lightning
Air in natural motion, as that moving horizontally at any velocity along the earth's surface.Wind
A measure of the warmth or coldness of an object or substance with reference to some standard value.Temperature
A disturbance of the normal condition of the atmosphere, manifesting itself by winds of unusual force or direction, often accompanied by rain, snow, hail, thunder, and lightning, or flying sand or dust.Storm
A visible collection of particles of water or ice suspended in the air, usually at an elevation above the earth's surface.Cloud
A cloudlike aggregation of minute globules of water suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface, reducing visibility to a lesser degree than fog.Mist

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