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What Is Rain?

Rain is necessary for life, but too much can cause problems like floods or landslides.
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Have you ever noticed that it rains only when there are clouds? This is because rain comes from clouds. Clouds are made of drops of water or ice. Clouds form when water vapor in the air becomes so cold it turns into water. Some of the drops of water group together to make larger drops of water. Other drops of water become so cold that they turn to ice. When the water drops or ice bits become heavy enough, they fall from the sky as rain or snow.

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Article Citation in MLA (Modern Language Association) Eighth Edition format:

“Rainy Weather.” PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science, The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., www.pkearthandspace.com/article/609/rainy-weather. Accessed 22 Oct. 2018.

Article Citation in APA (American Psychological Association) format:

Rainy Weather. (n.d.). Retrieved October 22, 2018, from http://www.pkearthandspace.com/article/609/rainy-weather

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"Rainy Weather." PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science, The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. Accessed October 22, 2018. http://www.pkearthandspace.com/article/609/rainy-weather.