winter, spring, summer, autumn; fall (AmE); early spring; late autumn; Indian summer;
302 degrees Fahrenheit is 150 degrees Celsius;
The rain will continue into the evening.
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These are some of the words we use to talk about the weather. You can test your understanding with the EnglishClub Weather Vocabulary Quiz.
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F4: winds 207-260 m.p.h. – (Devastating damage) Houses leveled and cars thrown some distance
Lightning – An enormous and very hot spark of electricity produced by thunderstorms. The lightning bolt itself can heat the air through which it travels to 54,000° F.
Lightning: (noun) A flash of light in the sky during a storm.
- It was cold yesterday.
- It will be cloudy tomorrow.
1. What are greenhouse gases?
2. Give examples of the technology that meteorologists use to track weather conditions like hurricanes etc.
3. Discuss the formation of weather fronts
4. Research the meaning of “Tornado Alley.” Why do residents of OK, KS and TX react to this term?
5. What are some causes of lightening storms, hurricanes and heat waves?
6. Four main forms of lightening strikes exist. Discuss each one and illustrate your findings. (ball, bead, sheet, streak)
7. There are three basic types of clouds. Name them and give their approximate altitude. If a cloud begins with the word “nimbus” what does that term imply?
A hurricane does “hurry” as a tropical storm that can attain dangerous speeds. The word comes from the Carib Indians. Their storm god, Aracan, was sometimes spelled Huirancan.
Special thanks to the contributors of the open-source code that was used in this project: Elastic Search, @HubSpot, WordNet, and @mongodb.
I made this tool after working on Related Words which is a very similar tool, except it uses a bunch of algorithms and multiple databases to find similar words to a search query. That project is closer to a thesaurus in the sense that it returns synonyms for a word (or short phrase) query, but it also returns many broadly related words that aren’t included in thesauri. So this project, Reverse Dictionary, is meant to go hand-in-hand with Related Words to act as a word-finding and brainstorming toolset. For those interested, I also developed Describing Words which helps you find adjectives and interesting descriptors for things (e.g. waves, sunsets, trees, etc.).
Related Words runs on several different algorithms which compete to get their results higher in the list. One such algorithm uses word embedding to convert words into many dimensional vectors which represent their meanings. The vectors of the words in your query are compared to a huge database of of pre-computed vectors to find similar words. Another algorithm crawls through Concept Net to find words which have some meaningful relationship with your query. These algorithms, and several more, are what allows Related Words to give you. related words – rather than just direct synonyms.
related words by clicking on them. Also check out describing words for
An atmospheric layer that contains a high proportion of oxygen that exists as ozone. It acts as a filtering mechanism against incoming ultraviolet radiation. It is located between the troposphere and the stratosphere, around 9.5 to 12.5 miles (15 to 20 kilometers) above the earth’s surface.
A glossy, clear, or translucent ice formed by the relatively slow freezing of large supercooled in water droplets. The droplets spread out over an object, such as an aircraft wing’s leading edge, prior to complete freezing and forms a sheet of clear ice. Often synonymous with glaze.
A weather station is a place where there is lots of equipment, specially made to record made to record information about the weather. They record how hot or cold it is; how much rain falls; how fast the wind is moving and lots of other things. There are weather stations all over the world, including on some mountain tops. The information is sent to computers so people know what the weather is doing at each station. The information also helps people to understand the weather, and what it might do next.
Thunder is the sound that follows a flash of lightning.