6th grade Science test Weather Patterns

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  1. Which type of air mas brings cool, humid weather to the West coast of the United States.
    maritime polar
  2. Bands of high speed winds above the Earth's surface are called.
    jet streams
  3. When two cool air masses cut a warm air mass off from the ground, which kind of front forms?
    occluded
  4. Lines on a weather map joining places with the same air pressure are called
    isobars
  5. In the Northern Hemisphere, in which direction do the winds of a cyclone always spin?
    counter clockwise
  6. What type of front forms when a warm air mass overtakes a slowly moving cold air mass?
    warm
  7. The sudden discharge of electricity in a storm is referred to as
    lightening
  8. Hurricanes that strike the East Coast of the United States are most common on the months of
    August,September, October
  9. In which type of clouds do tornadoes form?
    cumulonimbus
  10. The storm that produce the highest winds are
    tornadoes
  11. An air mass that forms over northern Mexico is called an _____ tropical air mass.
    continental
  12. The boundary where air masses meet because a _______.
    front
  13. A high pressure center of dry air is _____
    Anticyclone (or highs)
  14. A tropical cyclone that forms over warm ocean water is called ______.
    hurricane
  15. A scientist who studies the causes of weather is a _______.
    meteorologist
  16. Air masses that forms over land.
    Continental
  17. What are low-pressure centers?
    Cyclones
  18. What kind of warning means that a tornado has been spotted on the ground or on a radar.
    tornado warning
  19. What kind of thunderstorm begins as a tropical disturbance?
    hurricane
  20. Can meteorologists predict the weather an month in advance with great accuracy.
    yes they analyze data study trends to accurately predict the weather.
  21. Study pages 50 & 51 in your study guides to interpret weather maps for temperatures/weather conditions.
  22. Be able to identify standard symbols on weather fronts, areas of high pressure and types of precipitations and temperatures.

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