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Where is Lightning Alley?
a) The Great Plains
b) Florida

Where is Tornado Alley?
a) The Great Plains
b) Florida

What is another name for a blizzard?
a) Nor' Easter
b) Alberta Clipper
c) both

Which type of flood is the most damaging?
a) Seasonal
b) Flash
c) Coastal

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

What was the deadliest hurricane in the U.S.?
a) Katrina
b) Southeast Florida
c) Galveston

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

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

How warm must the ocean be for hurricanes to form?
a) 60°
b) 70°
c) 80°
d) 90°

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