Clouds and Weather (Grade 9)

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Clouds and Weather

Match the cloud name with it's letter in the image below.

Weather - Cloud Types Without Text Labels
Why does a mountain range cause a rain shadow?

Which of the following is NOT a factor in determining local weather patterns?
  1. Types of plants present
  2. Wind
  3. Solar radiation
  4. Landforms
  5. Ocean temperature
What is weather?

Why is the sun's energy critical in producing weather?

Match the cloud type with its description.
__StratusA.High-level wispy clouds made of ice crystals
__CumulusB.Puffy cotton balls that have a flat base
__CirrusC.Small puffs forming rows high in the sky
__AltostratusD.Low, gray clouds covering most of the sky
__CirrocumulusE.Mid-level gray or bluish cloud that typically cover the sky
Cumulus clouds are usually an indication of what?
  1. Drought
  2. Tornadoes
  3. Snow
  4. Fair weather
  5. Lightning
Stratus clouds are usually an indication of what?
  1. Clear weather
  2. Precipitation
  3. Lightning
  4. Moisture high in the atmosphere
  5. Waterspouts
Cirrus clouds are usually an indication of what?
  1. Thunderstorms
  2. Freezing rain
  3. Hurricane
  4. A clear day
  5. A change in the weather
What is a contrail?

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