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Funnel cloud: Quiz


Question 1: Monthly Weather Review (________) 136 (7): 2786–95.
Meteorological MonographsEarth InteractionsAmerican Meteorological SocietyWeather and Forecasting

Question 2: Funnel clouds form most frequently in association with ________ thunderstorms.
SupercellConvective storm detectionCumulonimbus cloudTornado

Question 3: Also, a tornado does not necessarily need to have an associated condensation funnel—if strong ________ winds are occurring at the surface (and connected to a cloud base, regardless of condensation), then the feature is a tornado.
Mesoscale convective systemTropical cycloneCycloneSevere weather

Question 4: If a funnel cloud touches the ground it becomes a ________.
ThunderstormMeteorologyTornadoSevere weather

Question 5: A funnel cloud is a funnel-shaped ________ of condensed water droplets, associated with a rotating column of wind and extending from the base of a cloud (usually a cumulonimbus or towering cumulus cloud) but not reaching the ground or a water surface.
Precipitation (meteorology)FogCloudCloud condensation nuclei

Question 6: A funnel cloud that touches down on, or moves over water is a ________.
TornadoWaterspoutEye (cyclone)Thunderstorm


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