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Precipitation

 
Most of us check the weather before getting dressed. If it is sunny, we wear clothes that keep us cool.
 

What will you wear if it is raining?

 
Will you wear the same clothing if it is snowing?
 
Rain and snow are two forms of precipitation that occur based on the air temperature. When the air temperature is relatively warm, precipitation will be in the form of rain. Snow occurs at lower temperatures.
 
At the right time of year in an area that has frequent precipitation, you can see this relationship for yourself. Make observations over several weeks and complete a table similar to this.
 
Date Air temperature Kind of precipitation
Rain
Snow
       
       
       
       
 
In Your Own Words
 

Describe the relationship between air temperature and precipitation?

 

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