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Where is Lightning Alley?
a) The Great Plains b) Florida c) d)
Where is Tornado Alley?
a) The Great Plains b) Florida c) d)
What is another name for a blizzard?
a) Nor' Easter b) Alberta Clipper c) both d)
Which type of flood is the most damaging?
a) Seasonal b) Flash c) Coastal d)
If you hear thunder five seconds after you see lightning, how far away is the storm?
a) 1 mile b) 3 miles c) 5 miles d) 7 miles
How many categories are there on the Fujita scale?
a) 3 b) 4 c) 5 d) 6
What is the average diameter of a tornado?
a) .15 miles b) .20 miles c) .25 miles d) .3 miles
How long is the average duration of a tornado?
a) A few seconds b) A few minutes c) A few hours d) A few days
When was the first tornado forecast?
a) April 13, 1975 b) May 2, 1963 c) June 17, 1955 d) March 25, 1948
Which states were most affected by the Tri-State Tornado?
a) Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas b) Illinois, Indiana, Ohio c) Missouri, Illinois, Indiana d) North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana
Tornados in the F0 category have winds of:
a) 28-40mph b) 40-72mph c) 72-100mph d) 100-123mph
When are tornados most likely to occur?
a) Spring b) Summer c) Fall d) Winter
Which scale are tornadoes ranked with?
a) Fujita b) Saffir-Simpson c) d)
What was the deadliest hurricane in the U.S.?
a) Katrina b) Southeast Florida c) Galveston d)
Which was the costliest hurricane in the U.S.?
a) Katrina b) Andrew c) Sandy d) Galveston
Hurricanes must have winds over:
a) 60mph b) 64 mph c) 70 mph d) 74mph
Hurricanes are ranked using:
a) The Saffir-Simpson scale b) The Fujita scale c) d)
A hurricane watch means that:
a) there is a tropical storm threat wihin 12 hours b) there is a tropical storm threat wihin 24 hours c) there is a tropical storm threat wihin 36 hours d) there is a tropical storm threat wihin 48 hours
Severe weather occurs when barometric pressure is:
a) High b) Low c) Medium d)
How warm must the ocean be for hurricanes to form?
a) 60° b) 70° c) 80° d) 90°
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