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Facts About Weather

written by: brittdeere
 
This quiz is a collection of facts about weather in general.

Question 1:


In order to be classified as a Category 5 hurricane, the storm must have what winds speeds?
135mph
125mph
145mph
155mph

Question 2:


About how many lightning bolts strike the Earth each second?
1,500
1,000
100
3,000

Question 3:


This construction in the United States is struck by lightning around 500 times a year.
Empire State Building
Golden Gate Bridge
Statue of Liberty
Pentagon

Question 4:


Warm weather brings high pressure systems.
True
False

Question 5:

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What device is used to measure air pressure?
Cumulmeter
Hyphometer
Zebmeter
Barometer


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Question 6:


Who created the Fujita scale in the late 1960's?
Calvin Fujita
Theodore Fujita
Patrick Fujita
Alvin Fujita

Question 7:

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Is it true that a hurricane can give a coconut the force of a cannon ball?
No
Yes


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Question 8:

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In what year did the United States see the "super outbreak" which dropped 148 tornadoes, making this the biggest outbreak in history?
1976
1973
1971
1974


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Question 9:

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What determines the exact shape of a snowflake?
clouds
area
temperature
wind


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Question 10:


Rain, snow, sleet and hail are all forms of this.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


 


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