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Hurricanes

Width

 

Range of wind speed

 

Center of the hurricane

 

Ocean Water Temperature

 

Range in Latitude

 

When is hurricane season

 

Who currently names hurricanes

 

Other  names for  hurricanes

 

Highest Category for a hurricane

 

 

Tornadoes

Wind Speeds

 

Length of Damage Path

 

Average number per year

 

What is a waterspout

 

When is tornado season

 

What time of day do they happen

 

Do we live in tornado alley

 

How many tornadoes occur in the alley

 

Highest Scale for a tornado

 

 

Winter Storms

How many sides are on a snowflake

 

How many crystals in a snowflake

 

What is wind chill

 

What is frostbite

 

Clouds

Type of Cloud

Description (from website)

Looks like… (from YOU)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rain

Size of raindrops

 

Speed of falling raindrops

 

What is the #1 weather related killer in US

 

What percent are in cars

 

What is radar

 

 

Lightning

Number it kills and injures each year

 

How hot is lightning

 

What color is lightning

 

How do you know if lightning is near

 

How do you tell the distance to lightning

 

 

Wind

What is wind

 

What is the Jet stream

 

What are trade winds

 

What are doldrums

 

How can wind help the Earth

 

What description is given to wind at 10 on the Beaufort scale

 

 

Temperature

75 degrees Fahrenheit = ?? Celsius

 

35 degrees Celsius = ?? Fahrenheit

 

What is wind chill index

 

What is heat index

 

122 degrees would have what affect on the body

 

What is the temperature in Odessa NOW

 

 

Climate

Part of the Climate System

What it is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optical Illusions

Why is the sky blue

 

What is a rainbow

 

Can a rainbow appear at night

 

What are northern lights

 

How high up are the lights actually

 

What is a blue moon

 

What is a mirage

 

 

Weather Instruments

Instrument

Used for

Looks like