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Mean temperature

The average of the maximum and the minimum temperatures for a particular period; the mean equals the sum of the max and min divided by two.

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    Relative humidity

    The amount of moisture in the air compared to the maximum amount of moisture the air could hold at a given temperature; measured as a precentage of saturation.

    Whangdoodle

    An imaginary creature, or an undefined character.

    The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

    The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a 1 to 5 rating based on a hurricane's intensity. It is used to estimate a hurricane’s potential impact on coastal areas, including property damage and flooding. Wind speed, measured using a 1-minute average, is the determining factor in the scale. Category 1: wind speeds 74-95 mph Category 2: wind speeds 96-110 mph Category 3: wind speeds 111-130 mph Category 4: wind speeds 131-155 mph Category 5: wind speeds over 155 mph

    Cryophobia

    Fear of extreme cold, frost, or ice

    Spring Tide

    A tide of increased range that occurs at times of syzygy each month. Named not for the season of spring but from the German springen ("to leap up"), a spring tide also brings a lower low water.

    Florida

    The name Florida comes from a Spanish phrase meaning "Feast of Flowers."

    Cumulus cloud

    Fair-weather cloud with flat base and domeshaped top.


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