|The sun shines on
water in rivers, lakes, streams, wetlands and oceans. As a result,
it makes the
water warmer. This turns the water into vapor or steam. The water
vapor leaves the lake, ocean or river and goes into the air,
where it becomes a cloud.
the weather is colder, clouds or water vapors will bind together
again and come back to the earth in the form of rain, hail,
freezing rain, sleet, and snow. That's what we call precipitation.