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
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