Hurricanes
Tornadoes
Meteorology
The Damage
A Wild Mix

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What is the middle part of a hurricane called where there is calm winds and no rain?
The Eye

100

The middle area of a tornado that spins is called...?
Vortex

100

What do Hurricane models predict?
The path of a hurricane, size and strength of a hurricane.

100

What is the strongest category hurricane?
Category 5

100

What is a column of whirling air, usually found in deserts called?
Dust Devil

200

Name the two ingredients of a hurricane.
Warm Water Low Pressure

200

Tornadoes form from what?
Thunderstorm/Funnel Cloud

200

Which is more serious a Tornado Warning or a Tornado Watch?
Warning!

200

Name two acceptable places to take cover if a tornado is coming.
Basement, under a table, bathroom, closet, hallway...

200

What is a rapidly spinning column of air over a lake or ocean called?
Waterspout

300

A high rise in sea level caused by hurricanes is called what?
Storm Surge

300

What time of year do most tornadoes form?
Spring/Summer

300

How do scientist predict hurricanes?
Satellites, doppler radar, special planes

300

What is the strongest rating for a tornado?
F5

300

Which has stronger winds a strong hurricane or a strong tornado?
Tornado - up to 500 km/hr!

400

Describe a condition where a hurricane would lose strength.
Hit land Moves over colder water

400

When does a funnel cloud officially become a tornado?
When it touches the ground

400

In what order do scientist name hurricanes?
Alphabetical, male/female

400

What is weakest rating for a tornado?
F0

400

What is low pressure air mass with swirling winds over warm ocean water called?
Tropical Depression

500

The most damage in a hurricane is caused by what?
Flooding, Water

500

True of False. Tornadoes also need Low Pressure to form?
True

500

Name two historically large hurricanes.
Hurricane Andrew Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Hugo Hurricane Gustav ...

500

What is the scale used to classify tornadoes called?
Fujita scale

500

If Tropical Storm Johnson's winds increased to 130 km per hour, what would it be called.
Hurricane Johnson