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Weather Definition

Weather is what's happening in the Earth's atmosphere on any given day. For example, it tells us if the sky and air around us will be stormy.

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Introduction to Weather

Fun Facts

  • Weather can be sunny, cloudy, windy, rainy, stormy, or snowing.
  • Scientists use tools and patterns to predict the weather.
  • Weather in the United States generally moves from west to east.

Why Do We Need To Know About Weather

Learning about weather helps us understand how it affects our daily lives. It’s important for keeping us safe and helping us make choices. For example, knowing the weather can help us decide what to wear and if it’s safe to travel.

Knowing about weather is important for many jobs like weather forecasting, farming, and emergency services. Rain, for instance, is necessary because it keeps plants alive and gives us clean drinking water. Weather knowledge is key for preparing for and managing emergencies and taking care of our environment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of things can we see if we look at the sky?
You might see clouds, sun, rain, airplanes, kites, snow, lightning and more.
What are clouds made of?
Clouds are made up of tiny droplets of water.
How do scientists predict the weather?
Scientists use patterns to make predictions about the weather. For example if they know that weather almost always moves from west to east, they can predict which way a thunderstorm will move.
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