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altostratus a thick dense cloud that forms a uniform gray sheet that often produces precipitation, found at medium altitudes.
entrain2 of a substance, to bring along (another substance), as in precipitation or evaporation. [1/3 definitions]
graupel precipitation in the form of snow pellets.
precipitant something that brings about precipitation. [1/4 definitions]
rain shadow the lee side of a mountainous barrier, which receives little or no precipitation.
scud something that is propelled by the wind, such as clouds or precipitation. [1/3 definitions]
snow a frozen form of precipitation that falls as ice crystals formed into flakes. [1/8 definitions]
storm of wind, weather, or precipitation, to blow or fall forcefully; rage. [1/8 definitions]
warm front the advancing edge of a mass of warm air that rises over colder air, usu. causing steady precipitation.
water cycle the process by which water on the earth evaporates, then condenses in the atmosphere, and then returns to earth in the form of precipitation.
weather the state of the atmosphere at a particular place and time as characterized by sunshine, moisture, temperature, precipitation, and other variables. [1/7 definitions]
windstorm a storm with high winds that may or may not be accompanied by precipitation.