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Which travels faster and accounts for the delay between lightning and thunder?
a) light b) sound c) d)
What shape is drawn to indicate the area under a tornado watch
a) circle b) square c) parallelogram d) triangle
Hurricane Camille is the ___ strongest hurricane to ever hit the United States.
a) 1st b) 2nd c) 3rd d) 4th
In 1991 55 tornadoes struck Andover in a single day. Which state is Andover located in?
a) Tenessee b) Michigan c) Arkansas d) Kansas
True or False: opening windows during a tornado helps to balance air pressure and causes less damage
a) True b) False c) d)
Which typically has a faster windspeed?
a) tornadoes b) hurricanes c) d)
What is the correct order for the formation of a hurricane?
a) storm, disturbance, wave, depression b) depression, disturbance, wave, storm c) disturbance, wave, depression, storm d)
What is the average ground speed of a tornado?
a) 20mph b) 30mph c) 40mph d) 50mph
The most violent tornado on record is the Tri State Tornado
a) True b) False c) d)
True or False: Superstorm Sandy formed when a Nor' Easter combined with Hurricane Sandy.
a) True b) False c) d)
When is Hurricane season?
a) June-November b) May-September c) March-August d) July-October
True or False: Your car is the safest place to be when there is lightning.
a) true b) false c) d)
True or False: Leeves and Diversion channels are examples of human intervention concerning floods.
a) True b) False c) d)
Which natural disaster is the number one killer in the state of Michigan?
a) Floods b) Blizzards c) Eathquakes d) Tornadoes
The subway system in New York was built ______ the White hurricane of 1888
a) Before b) During c) After d)
With what wind speed is a winter storm classified as a blizzard?
a) 20mph b) 25mph c) 30mph d) 35mph
What three things are required to form a blizzard?
a) updraft, snow, wind b) cold air, snow, a tornado c) updraft, moisture, cold air d) high pressure, moisture, cold air
True or False: Waterspouts are tornadoes that form over water or move from land onto water.
a) True b) False c) d)
Which types of weather combined to form the Perfect Storm in 1991? 1. Low Pressure Syster 2. High Pressure System 3. Hurricane Sandy 4. Hurricane Grace 5. Blizzard
a) 1,2,3 b) 1,2,4 c) 1,2,5 d) 1,3,5
What are the three types of floods?
a) coastal, flash, accidental b) natural, seasonal, coastal c) seasonal, flash, coastal d)
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