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Better computer technology has helped weather forecasting
a) improve b) become harder to predict c) become less accurate d)
When cold, dry air blows over water and then land
a) cyclone b) anticyclone c) lake-effect snow d) hurricane
You should seek shelter in a basement during a...
a) hurricane b) tornado c) thunderstorm d) lake effect snow storm
A tornado is
a) an area of high pressure b) a funnel shaped cloud that touches the earth c) not dangerous d) rated on the saffir simpson scale
Dry and clear weather is produced by...
a) cyclones b) anticyclones c) d)
A cold front is when...
a) a warm air mass overtakes a cold air mass b) a cold air mass overtakes a warm air mass c) a cold air mass and warm air mass meet and stay still d) a warm air mass caught between two cold air masses
Maritime tropical air masses bring...
a) warm, dry air b) cold, dry air c) warm, moist air d) cold, moist air
Continental Polar air masses bring...
a) cold, humid air b) warm, humid air c) cold, dry air d) warm, dry air
Meteorologists study
a) the stars b) the weather c) climate d) dirt and soil
Lines on a weather map that connect equal areas of pressure are
a) fronts b) air masses c) isobars d) precipitation symbols
When a warm air mass overtakes a cold air mass
a) cold front b) occluded front c) stationary front d) warm front
What type of clouds cause thunderstorms?
a) cumulus b) stratus c) cumulonimbus d) cirrus
Texas and Kansas are located in
a) Tornado Alley b) Flood Plains c) Desert d)
A storm that forms over oceans is a
a) tornado b) hurricane c) winter storm d) thunderstorm
The calmest part of a hurricane is
a) closest to the eye b) the eye c) the outer edge d)
a) connect equal areas of pressure b) connect equal areas of temperature c) connect warm and cold fronts d) connect areas of precipitation
What type of wind helps move air masses in the US?
a) jet stream and westerlies b) storm surges c) anticyclones d) cyclones
Evacuate means to
a) leave an area permanently b) take shelter in a basement c) leave an area temporarily d) move away from the windows
A storm surge is
a) a calm, clear area b) a dome of water that rushes into an area c) a fast, strong wind d) an area of low pressure that lifts objects into the air
A violent disturbance in the atmosphere is a
a) hurricane b) thunderstorm c) storm d) snow storm
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