Weather v.s. Climate

Weather -

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Climate -

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Weather is characterized by:

  1. air temperature
  2. pressure
  3. humidity
  4. clouds
  5. precip
  6. visibility
  7. wind

Climate can change, but over long time scales

 

QUESTION FOR THOUGHT:

Which of the following statements relate more to weather and which relate more to climate?

a. the summers here are warm and humid

b. cumulus clouds presently cover the entire sky

c. our lowest temperature last winter was -29C

d. the air temperature outside is 22C

e. December is our foggiest month

f. the highest temperature ever recorded in Phoenixville, PA was 44C on July 10, 1936.

g. snow is falling at the rate of 5 cm per hour

h. the average temperature for the month of January in Chicago, IL is -3C.