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Extreme Weather Terminology

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Play this candy crush style game and learn weather terms from bomb cyclone to sharknado!

Created Date 03.02.18
Last Updated 03.02.18
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  • Cloud droplets combining with gaseous pollutants, such as oxides of sulfur and nitrogen, to make falling rain or snow acidic.
  • Rapid intensification of a cyclone with surface pressure expected to fall by at least 24 millibars in 24 hours
  • The development of a cyclone, or a storm system.
  • A storm that runs along the East Coast of North America
  • A relatively rarely seen event, generally consisting of an orange or reddish ball of moderate luminosity in the sky,
  • A storm system that develops near the Province of Alberta in Canada and moves rapidly east-southeast into the Great Lakes and on into the Northeast
  • The weight of the air above us
  • A Mongolian term for a severe winter in which large number of livestock die, primarily due to starvation due to being unable to graze, in other cases directly from the freezing cold.
  • A sudden soil expansion caused by water that has frozen quickly after seeping into the ground often accompanied by thunder like booms.
  • A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Take shelter immediately.
  • Arabic meteorological term for a dust storm.
  • A pirate term for any cloud formation or weather phenomenon that may indicate an upcoming storm
  • A rise above the normal water level along a shore caused by strong onshore winds and/or reduced atmospheric pressure.
  • Frozen precipitation in the form of layered lumps of ice produced by convection within cumulonimbus clouds.
  • A column of rotating wind over water that has characteristics of a tornado
  • A rotating, distinctly shaped cloud extending below the base of a thunderstorm. When it reaches the ground, it is called a tornado.
  • Severe weather characterized by frequent wind gusts at least 35 miles per hour and reduced visibility from blowing snow last three hours or longer.
  • A thunderstorm that is characterized by the presence of a mesocyclone: a deep, persistently rotating updraft. Typically also classified as severe thunderstorms, and tornadoes most commonly form from these kinds of storms.
  • A tropical cyclone that forms in the Pacific Ocean between 180° and 100°E. Similar to hurricanes, and require winds 74 mph (64 knots) or greater.
  • A flood which is caused by heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time, generally less than 6 hours.
  • All of the various forms of electrical discharge produced by thunderstorms.
  • Large, unexpected and suddenly appearing surface waves that can be extremely dangerous, even to large ships such as ocean liners
  • A period of abnormally hot weather lasting several days.
  • A persistent seasonal wind, often responsible for seasonal precipitation regime. It is most commonly used to describe meteorological changes in southern and eastern Asia.
  • Flashes of light seen near the horizon on warm evenings. Visible lightning from a distant storm or possibly the reflection of distant lightning on high clouds but too distant to hear the accompanying thunder.
  • A frost severe enough to destroy annual plants and new growth on trees (in the spring) or to end the growing season (in the fall).
  • A circumpolar wind circulation which isolates the Antarctic continent during the cold Southern Hemisphere winter, heightening ozone depletion.
  • Optical phenomena when light is refracted and reflected by moisture in the air into concentric arcs of color.
  • A fictional waterspout that lifts man-eating sharks out of the ocean and floods a nearby city with shark-infested seawater.
  • Fog containing suspended ice crystals. Ice fog can form only in extremely cold areas of the world