The Wild Weather
What is Weather Anyways?
Weather is the condition of the air around us. It is short term and changes very quickly. There are many parts of weather including the water cycle and air pressure.
The Pressure in Air
Air pressure is the pressing down of air on earth. This pressure is caused by gravity. If there is more air pressure it pushes in your ear. This makes your ears pop.
The Water Cycle
The water cycle is a cycle when all weather happens. It consists of three major parts, Precipitation, Evaporation and Condensation. There is also transpiration which means collecting water from dogs, humans and trees or anything that has water in or on it.
This is one part of the water cycle. It is when water that is evaporated and formed into clouds gets saturated and the water falls. Precipitation can fall as many forms such as rain, snow, hail, sleet. Most people think that rain falls in the shape of a tear but that is not true. Fall as a shape that looks like a circle but a flattened bottom. Hail forms in thunderstorms. Snow forms as ice crystals in clouds. Sleet is slippery wet ice. They form as hard beads.
Evaporation is when the water that falls from the air gets turned into water vapor from the heat of the sun. This makes liquid into gas.
The amount of water vapor ( gas form of water ) in the air. The more warmer the air is the more water vapor or humidity it can hold. If it is humid it is usually hot.
Fronts are the boundaries between two air masses. Fronts have different symbols. A cold front has a straight line with ice cream cone like things under them. A warm front has semi circles on top of straight line. Then there is the stationary front that has both of the symbols combined. The means the air isn't moving there. If a warm front moves over a cold front there should be cold weather. If a cold front goes over a warm front the warm front cools and the air becomes cold.
These fast moving river of air are strong, fast moving rivers of air in the atmosphere above us. Jet streams are made from big temperature differences. Jet streams are so fast sometimes that it can blow over 100 mph and probably will cause major shifts in weather patterns.
Natural disasters are guilty for millions of deaths. Tornadoes, Earthquakes and Hurricanes are some examples of natural disasters.
Hurricanes look like a swirling cloud from space and there is a clear spice right in the middle. This part of a hurricanes is called the eye. There is usually calm weather in the eye but there is always death outside the hurricane. Most of the time there are floods and over 60mph wind speed. You definitely do not want to look at a hurricane because you might get hurt real bad
Tornadoes are sort of like hurricanes bot are smaller and a little less harmful. They can suck up things and even tear of houses from the ground.
Earthquakes happen when tectonic plates slide and it causes movement above. Earthquakes sometimes knock over whole buildings. In places where earthquakes are common shelves or bookcases are bolted to the wall.
The temperature of a place is how hot or cold the air is.Temperature is measured with a thermometer which is very often used everyday to create a forecast.The thermometer records the temperature in °F or °c. Differences in temperature can cause differences in air pressure.