Meteorological terms are a key part of the weather forecast.
They are used in terms of temperature, precipitation and wind direction to provide information on the strength of the system and its predicted track.
Understanding meteorological terms can help you identify when to adjust your forecasts or predict when the system will change.
Here are some meteorological term definitions you may be unfamiliar with.
The term “tropical storm” refers to a category of storms that occurs on the surface of the earth with a sustained wind speed of at least 100 mph.
These storms form in the atmosphere as large cumulonimbus clouds, but are usually not destructive.
They often move quickly to the surface and may form isolated pockets of strong winds that create destructive hail, rain and snow.
“Superstorm” is an umbrella term for a large storm that develops into a superstorm, and can be a major disaster.
This storm has the potential to produce hundreds of deaths, damage thousands of buildings and damage millions of lives.
“Rainstorm” describes a powerful storm that creates heavy rain and hail, but is generally not destructive and can cause only minor damage.
“Snowstorm” refers the opposite of a “rainstorm” and is a form of thunderstorm.
Snowstorms typically produce rain, hail and tornadoes, but can cause damage to buildings.
“CumulonIMbus cloud” refers a type of cloud that forms in the upper atmosphere over a narrow band of air, but the temperature and wind strength of this cloud are usually below the temperature of the air in which it forms.
In a storm with a large cumulus ring, the cloud is generally moving quickly toward the ground and may even become visible.
“Fog” is a term that refers to the light reflection from a raindrop, but it also refers to air particles that bounce off of objects in the air.
It can be very difficult to tell the difference between fog and snow, so it’s important to learn about the differences before you try to make a snowfall prediction.
“Cloudiness” is the degree to which clouds cover the surface.
In the United States, fog is about 50% cloudy and 30% clear.
In Australia, the clouds are 50% clear and 30%, and in New Zealand, the cloudy skies are 40% clear with a 30% chance of rain.
The wind is blowing in a direction that is parallel to the cloud, so wind is what we are measuring when we measure cloudiness.
The cloudiness of a cloud is measured in feet of cloud per hour.
“Temperature” refers directly to the temperature at which it is possible to get a comfortable night’s sleep.
In other words, the temperature is the number of degrees Fahrenheit that the air is in direct contact with the earth’s surface.
For example, a temperature of 28 degrees Fahrenheit means the air can be comfortable to breathe in, and the temperature will not exceed 28 degrees during a night’s stay in a hotel room.
“Wind” is another weather term that relates to how fast a storm is moving.
For a storm that has a steady, clear flow of air over the surface, the wind speed is the amount of wind that can be generated in an hour.
A storm that is moving slowly but rapidly, however, has a slower wind speed.
This is why storms that form in cumulons and are strong in winds will develop in the Pacific Ocean.
In general, the stronger a storm, the higher its wind speed, and so the higher the chances that a cloud will form.
“Pressure” is also a weather term, which refers to how much pressure is in the earths atmosphere.
This measure is based on the ratio of the density of air in the Earths atmosphere to the pressure of air.
The greater the pressure, the more water vapor is in an atmosphere.
Pressure can be measured in millibars (1/2,000,000 to 1 millibar).
The pressure of an atmosphere is greater than 2 millibares, meaning the pressure in the water vapor has increased from 1 milligar to 2 milligars.
“Ozone” is not a term you will see in the weather catalog, but we are referring to the UV light from the sun that is reflected by water vapor in the surface air.
Ozone is important because it’s the most visible and damaging form of ultraviolet light, and it is what makes it so dangerous for humans.
OZONE is measured by the number, size and color of particles that it reflects.
A UV light of 0.01 millibared, for example, is not dangerous because there is no UV light at all.
The larger the particles are, the longer they absorb light.
The bigger the particles, the brighter they appear, and this gives them the potential for a damaging effect on the skin.
“Asteroid” is one of the more common meteorological words used to describe a large asteroid, or