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Weather word translations
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warm front:
The boundary between a warm air mass and a cold air mass, in which the less dense, warm, air mass moves over the colder, more dense, air mass. A warm front is usually followed by warmer, clear weather.   tutorial on warm fronts
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warning:
a message sent out by meteorologists when weather conditions indicate that a severe storm, such as a blizzard, hurricane, or tornado, has been sighted or indicated by radar.  
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watch:
a message sent out by meteorologists when weather conditions are possible for formation of a severe storm, such as a blizzard, hurricane, or tornado.  
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water cycle:
the cycle of water between the ground, the oceans, and the atmosphere (the Earth System)

This cycle is made up of a few main parts:
  • evaporation
  • condensation
  • precipitation
  • collection
.   The Water Cycle for Kids and Students : Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
Water Cycle
Image courtesy Kid Zone - Fun Facts For Kids
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water vapor:
water in the form of a gas.  
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weather:
The state of the atmosphere at a particular place and time. Weather includes variables such as temperature, atmospheric pressure, wind, cloudiness, precipitation, and relative humidity..  
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weather instruments:
any tool or device that is used to determine various weather conditions.  
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weather symbols:
small graphic representations of a particular type of weather condition. These are often used on a station model so that whoever is reading the model has access to a large amount of information without the need to read any words.   Weather Symbols
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wind:
movement of air from one place to another.  
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wind vane:
a mechanical device that allows the user to easily see the direction of the wind. This device is usually mounted on an elevated structure that does not have anything blocking the wind from the vane.   designing a wind vane image of wind vane