Precipitation: Types & Formation


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Which type of precipitation forms when there are warm atmospheric temperatures, but a thin band of below freezing air near the ground?

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1. Which of the following describes the formation of snow?

2. Which of the following are thunderstorm clouds that produce strong rainstorms, snowstorms, and hail?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet is composed of questions on the different types of precipitation. You'll encounter questions dealing with examples of weather as well as precipitation classification.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet is comprised of questions involving:

  • The form of precipitation involving warm atmospheric temperatures
  • How to describe the formation of snow
  • Thunderstorm clouds
  • Precipitation harmful to people and property
  • Describing sleet

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately describe precipitation terms
  • Making connections - make sure you can match descriptions of precipitation to the appropriate term
  • Distinguishing differences - confirm that you can differentiate between the forms of precipitation discussed in the lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about precipitation, you can study with the accompanying lesson titled Precipitation: Types & Formation. This lesson is composed of the following objectives:

  • Define precipitation
  • Describe the water cycle
  • Know what updrafts are