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Wild Weather Facts
- Wispy Clouds are called CIRRUS.
- Layered or Sheets of Clouds are called STRATUS.
- Fluffy Clouds are called CUMULUS.
- Rain Clouds are called NIMBUS (ex. Cumulonimbus = fluffy rain clouds).
- CIRRO clouds are those which are highest in the sky.
- ALTO clouds are those that are located mid sky.
- And Nimbus clouds are usually lowest to the ground.
- When a snowstorm’s winds reach 39 mph, it is called a BLIZZARD.
- The word HURRICANE comes from A Carib-Indian word for “BIG WIND”.
- In an atlas see if you can located the places where these fun weather facts occurred!
- The strongest wind ever measured was 231 miles per hour, at Mount Washington, New Hampshire, USA.
- The coldest temperature ever recorded was 129 F in Antarctica.
- The hottest temperature on record is 136 F, recorded in the Sahara Desert, Africa.