Tornadoes
Hurricanes
Thunderstorms
Seasons
Natural Disasters
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When do tornadoes usually occur?

During thunderstorms

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What is another name for a hurricane?

Typhoons or cyclonic storms

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How many different types of lightning can occur?

3

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What does the earth spin on?

Its axis

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What are floods?

land is covered in more water than it can absorb

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What are tornadoes rated on?

Fujita scale

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Who's observes the ocean for signs of hurricanes?

Meteorologist - Weather scientist

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Why do we see lightning before we hear the thunder?

Because the speed of light is faster than the speed of sound

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If its summer in the north hemisphere, what weather is in the south?
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What are droughts?

Lack of water

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What are tornadoes?

Tornadoes are whirling columns of air.

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What is a tropical depression?

a massive system of wind rotating around a column of low-pressure air.

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What is precipitation?

When clouds get heavy with moisture such as water and rain falls.

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What weather is usually found at the equator?

Tropical weather all year around

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What are tsunamis?

An under water earthquake or volcano

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How does a tornado form?

When a hot updraft and a cool downdraft cycle together on land.


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At what speed does a category 1 hurricane begin?

74 miles per hour

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How does lighting form?

Static electricity build because of air rubbing up against each other.

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What would happen if the earth wasn't tilted?

We would have the same seasons all year wherever you live

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What is an earthquake?

the earth has tectonic plates and When plates shift the earth shakes.

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How long do tornadoes usually last and where are they most commonly found in the us?

10 minutes and in midwestern us

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What are hurricanes?

A large tropical cyclone also know as a large, swirling storm with strong winds and lots of rain

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What 3 things should we stay away from during a thunderstorm?

1. water

2. Tall items such as trees

3. metal things

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What causes the seasons to come and go?

The earths tilt as earth makes its way around the sun

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What is the best thing we can do in case of an emergency? 

2 parts

1. Have a family plan

2. Have a ready kit

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