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Severe weather: Quiz


Question 1: What does the following picture show?

  Satellite image of the intense nor'easter responsible for the North American blizzard of 2006.
  Downburst damages in a straight line. (Source NOAA)
  Diagram showing ingredients needed for severe weather. The red arrow shows the position of the low level jet stream, while the blue arrow shows the location of the upper level jet stream

Question 2: The second method of formation occurs during the occurrence of a ________ thunderstorm.
SupercellTornadoCumulonimbus cloudConvective storm detection

Question 3: The voltage of electricity release by lightning is powerful enough to split ________ molecules in the atmosphere into separate atoms.

Question 4: What does the following picture show?

  Cyclonic vortex over Pennsylvania with a trailing squall line.
  Trees that have been destroyed by an ice storm.
  The damage caused by Hurricane Andrew is a good example of the damage caused by a category 5 hurricane
  Damage caused by Lake Storm "Aphid" in October 2006

Question 5: While tropical cyclones can produce extremely powerful winds and torrential rain, they are also able to produce high waves and damaging ________.
Storm surgeEye (cyclone)Regional Specialized Meteorological CenterTropical cyclone basins

Question 6: A tropical cyclone is a storm system characterized by a low pressure center and numerous thunderstorms that produce strong winds and ________ rain.
FloodHurricane KatrinaFlood controlNetherlands

Question 7: "Dry downbursts" are associated with ________ with very little rain,[92] while wet downbursts are created by thunderstorms with high amounts of rainfall.
Precipitation (meteorology)ThunderstormMeteorologySevere weather

Question 8: [82] ________ can be found along waves within a line echo wave pattern, or LEWP, where mesoscale low pressure areas are present.
ThunderstormMeteorologySevere weatherTornado

Question 9: [63] A tornado-like feature located in the eyewall, known as ________.
CycloneTropical cyclogenesisTropical cycloneEye (cyclone)

Question 10: Waterspouts are generally defined as tornadoes, or more specifically, non-________ tornadoes that develop over bodies of water.
SupercellThunderstormConvective storm detectionCumulonimbus cloud


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