How Do Tornadoes Happen?

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How Do Tornadoes Happen?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A thunderstorm that tilts and rotates.
  • 2. 
    The slide talks about "tornadogenesis."  What do you think tornadogenesis means?
    • A. 

      A disease that affects people who have experienced a tornado

    • B. 

      A type of Italian pasta that features prosuitto

    • C. 

      The beginning og a tornado

  • 3. 
    ______________ moist air meets a front layer of cool ___________ air, resulting in an _____________________.  Choose the words in correct order. 
    • A. 

      Cool moist air-drift

    • B. 

      Warm updraft dry

    • C. 

      Moist cool air

    • D. 

      Warm dry updraft

  • 4. 
      Why would cool dry air and hot wet air be likely to cause a tornado?
    • A. 

      Because the cool air would lower the temperature of the warm moist air, causing a physical change in water

    • B. 

      Because the cool air would raise the temperature of the warm air, causing a physical change in water

    • C. 

      Because the cool air would lower the temperature of the warm air, causing a chemical change in water

    • D. 

      Because the cool air would lower the temperature of the warm dry, causing a physical change in water

  • 5. 
        Warm air __________________________
    • A. 

      Rises

    • B. 

      Falls

  • 6. 
       Rain and hail are a form of _______________________ .
    • A. 

      Transpiration

    • B. 

      Demobilization

    • C. 

      Precipitation

    • D. 

      Preservation

  • 7. 
    A storm begins with rain. hail, thunder and ___________________________ .
  • 8. 
    Shifting winds at different altitudes combine with the updraft, resulting in a _________________ column of air.
  • 9. 
    What conditions are necessary for a funnel cloud to form? Pick three. 
    • A. 

      Cool dry air meets warm moist air

    • B. 

      Water droplets in the air

    • C. 

      Thunderstorms

    • D. 

      Hurricanes

  • 10. 
    When the funnel cloud touches down,  it becomes a _______________________ .
  • 11. 
    Tornadoes can last a day or more than a week.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Which way do tornadoes rotate in the Northern Hemisphere?
    • A. 

      Clockwise

    • B. 

      Counterclockwise

  • 13. 
    Go to: Tornado Alley Tornado Alley is between the __________________ and _______________ mountains.
    • A. 

      Appalachian and Rocky

    • B. 

      Alps and Rocky

    • C. 

      Andes and Appalachian

  • 14. 
    Where does the warm moist air originate?
    • A. 

      International Date Line

    • B. 

      Canada

    • C. 

      Gulf of Mexico

    • D. 

      Zone of Saturation

  • 15. 
    In March 1925, which states were hit the hardest by tornadoes?
    • A. 

      Mississippi, Missouri and Arkansas

    • B. 

      Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana

    • C. 

      Alabama, Mississippi, and Ohio

    • D. 

      Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan

  • 16. 
    Go to the 2nd link: Joplin Mo. Tornado How many died in Joplin?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      78

    • C. 

      117

    • D. 

      334

  • 17. 
    The National Weather Service says the tornado season is over.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    When was the last deadly single tornado in Flint, Michigan?
    • A. 

      2008

    • B. 

      1997

    • C. 

      1985

    • D. 

      1953