Severe Weather Question Preview (ID: 40747)


What powers the water cycle?
a) cool air sinking
b) air density
c) sun's energy
d) the air moving

Storms twist due to the Earth's
a) rotation
b) revolution
c) icecaps
d) axis

The area of the USA where most tornadoes occurs is called
a) tornado cul-de-sac
b) tornado boulevard
c) tornado street
d) tornado alley

Hurricanes need what 2 things?
a) humidity and temperature
b) moisture and heat
c) dry and cool air
d) wind and waves

The pressure system associated with storms is
a) low
b) high
c) big
d) little

What causes storm clouds to develop?
a) dry air rising and cooling
b) humid air rising and cooling
c) dry air descending and warming
d) humid air descending and cooling.

What part of the water cycle needs radiation from the sun?
a) evaporation
b) condensation
c) precipitation
d) transpiration

Dangerous white out conditions that are a result when strong air blows snow.
a) thunderstrom
b) hurricane
c) tsunami
d) blizzard

When warm air rises off warm ocean water and meets with converging ocean winds that are between 38-74 mph.
a) hurricane
b) tropical storm
c) drought
d) tsunami

Thunder is the sound of
a) lightning hitting the ground.
b) water molecules colliding.
c) electricity traveling through the air.
d) heated air expanding rapidly.

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