Student Name:____________________________
Date:___________
Severe Weather Internet Scavenger Hunt
Hurricanes
http://www.kidzworld.com/article/5949-all-about-hurricanes#
1)
What are two other names for hurricanes?
Hurricanes are also called __________________________ or ______________________________.
2)
What are two places where hurricanes form?
Hurricanes form in the ________________________________ and __________________________________.
3)
When is the official Atlantic hurricane season in the U.S.?
In the U.S., the official Atlantic hurricane season is from _____________________ to ____________________.
http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-hurricane.htm
4)
How wide across can a hurricane be?
Hurricanes can be up to _____________ miles across.
5)
How long does a hurricane usually last?
A hurricane usually lasts ________________________________.
6)
How fast does a hurricane move?
A hurricane moves ___________________ miles per hour (mph) over the open ocean.
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/climo/
7) A hurricane is just one kind of tropical cyclone. There are three other kinds of tropical cyclones, and they are
grouped by wind speed. Please fill out the chart below with the kinds of tropical cyclones and their wind speeds.
Kind of Tropical Cyclone
1.
Tropical Disturbance
2.
Tropical Depression
3.
4.
Maximum Sustained Wind Speed
Winds weak and unorganized
39 to 73 mph (Miles Per Hour)
Hurricane
Tornadoes
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/resources/2006-04-03-tornado-basics_x.htm
8)
What speed can winds in a tornado reach?
Winds in a tornado can reach speeds of ____________ mph (miles per hour).
9)
Each year, how many tornadoes are there, on average, in the United States?
Each year, there is an average of ___________ tornadoes in the United States.
http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-tornado.htm
10)
What is a waterspout?
A waterspout is _________________________________________________________________.
11)
What are three states in “Tornado Alley,” where tornadoes are most likely to occur?
Three states in Tornado Alley are __________________, ____________________, and ____________________.
Snowstorms/Blizzards
http://www.weather.com/encyclopedia/winter/types.html
12)
How low are temperatures in a blizzard?
Temperatures in a blizzard are usually below _______________ degrees Fahrenheit.
13) How fast are winds in a blizzard?
Winds in a blizzard are at least ____________________ mph (miles per hour) or greater.
http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-blizzards
14)
What is the snowiest large city in the United States?
The snowiest large city in the United States is ___________________________.
15)
On average, how many inches of snow does it get each year?
It gets an average of ____________ inches of snow each year.
Lightning & Thunderstorms
http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-thunderstorms.htm
16)
What kind of cloud produces a thunderstorm?
A thunderstorm is produced by a ____________________________________ cloud.
http://www.lightningsafety.com/nlsi_lls/fatalities_us.html
17) How many lightning deaths were there in the state of Florida between 1990 and 2003?
Between 1990 and 2003, there were ________________ lightning deaths in the state of Florida.
Temperature Extremes
http://members.iinet.net.au/~jacob/worldtp.html
18) Where was the highest recorded temperature in North America?
The highest recorded temperature in North America was in ____________________________________.
19) When was it recorded?
It was recorded on ________________________________________________.
20) Where was the lowest recorded temperature in Antarctica?
The lowest recorded temperature in Antarctica was in ____________________________________.
21) When was it recorded?
It was recorded on ________________________________________________.
Clouds
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/observe_step1.htm
22) What kinds of clouds are found high in the sky (at about 18,000 feet or above)?
_______________________ clouds are found high in the sky (at about 18,000 feet or above).
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