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Where do hurricanes form?
a) over warm water/oceans up near the poles b) over cold water/oceans up near the poles c) over warm water/oceans between 60 and 90 degrees latitude d) over warm water/oceans between 5 and 20 degrees latitude
A severe storm that develops over tropical oceans with strong winds over 120 km/hr.
a) the funnel b) hurricane c) tornado d) blizzard
How does a tornado form?
a) A column of water spins up from a lake or ocean. b) A column of air spins up out of nowhere. c) Air over the beach heats up, rises and is replaced by ocean air. d) A spinning of two air masses that create a funnel cloud.
The sound that results from the rapid heating of air along a lightning strike.
a) thunder b) the doldrums c) lightning d) electric current
A destructive rotating column of air with very high wind speeds and a visible funnel shaped cloud.
a) thunder b) tornado c) hurricane d) thunderstorm
An electric discharge that takes place between two oppositely charged surfaces.
a) thunder b) tornado c) lightning d) electric current
What two conditions must exist in order for a thunderstorm to occur?
a) warm/moist air and an unstable atmosphere b) over cold water/oceans up near the poles c) over warm water/oceans between 60 and 90 degrees latitude d) warm/moist air and a stable atmosphere
Where do thunderstorms occur?
a) along warm fronts b) along cold fronts c) along occluded fronts d) along stationary fronts
What causes the spin of a hurricane?
a) Earth's revolution around the sun b) Earth's rotation; Coriolis Effect c) Earth's magnetic field d) Low pressure
What is the center of the hurricane called?
a) the funnel b) the pupil c) the ear d) the eye
When does a hurricane die?
a) When it hits more warm water. b) When it travels over 20 km. c) When it moves over cold water or land. d) When it gets tired of spinning.
A wall of water that builds up over the ocean because of strong winds, low pressure and can cause flooding of coastal areas.
a) tide b) tsunami c) the eye d) storm surge
This strikes the tallest objects so you should stay away from trees and water and crouch down low to the ground.
a) lightning safety b) tornado safety c) flood safety d) hurricane safety
When one of these storms is detected you should go to a basement or interior room, get down, and take cover.
a) lightning safety b) hurricane safety c) blizzard safety d) tornado safety
When one of these is detected you should cover the windows, create a disaster supply kit, stay inside, or evacuate when authorities tell you to leave.
a) tornado safety b) hurricane safety c) flood safety d) lightning safety
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