Weather Scavenger Hunt ESS Mr. Foster Write your answers to the following questions on a separate piece of paper. You are not allowed to type this assignment. 1. What scale is used to measure tornadoes? 2. What is the first and middle name of the man who invented the scale from question 1? 3. What is a tornado over water called? 4. In what month do tornados occur the most within the U.S.? 5. In what month do tornados occur the least within the U.S.? 6. In Viking mythology what god produced lightning and how did he do it? 7. What American was the first to do a scientific study of lightning in the 18th century? 8. What is the temperature of lightning in degrees centigrade? 9. In what U.S. state would you find lightning alley? 10. What causes a rainbow? 11. What are crepuscular rays? 12. What causes a mirage? 13. When and where in the United States was the first tornado ever recorded? 14. Has there ever been an F-6 tornado? If yes; when and where? 15. What is the name of the hurricane intensity scale? 16. What are the wind speeds of a category 5 hurricane? 17. What is the last name on this year’s Atlantic hurricane name list? 18. At what wind speed does a tropical storm become a hurricane? 19. What is the wind chill for a 20 mph wind at 10F in F? 20. At what wind speed does a snowstorm become a blizzard? 21. What is the difference between a tornado warning and a tornado watch? 22. How much did the United States’ heaviest hailstone on record weigh? 23. What town did the hailstone from question 22 fall in? 24. What was the circumference of the largest hailstone in the United States? 25. What town did this hailstone fall in? (From question 24) 26. Where on the earth’s surface was the highest temperature ever recorded? 27. What was the highest temperature ever recorded in the United States? 28. What was the coldest temperature recorded in the continental U.S.? 29. What was the lowest temperature ever recorded in Fort Collins? 30. What was the wettest year in Fort Collins’ history? 31. What was the lowest temperature in Colorado’s history and where was it recorded? 32. What was the highest temperature in Colorado’s history and where was it recorded? 33. Where is the driest place on earth? 34. What was the lowest temperature ever recorded in the world and where was it?