Answer Key STORMS Chapter 3 Section 2 Pg 83 1. What weather conditions are most likely to cause thunderstorms and tornadoes? Warm air being forced upward at a cold front to form large cumulonimbus clouds. 2. What is the most common path for the hurricanes that strike the United States? From the Atlantic Ocean westward toward the Caribbean islands and the southeastern United States. 3. What safety precautions should you take if a tornado is predicted in your area? If a hurricane is predicted? If a tornado is predicted, go to the basement of a well-built building. Of a hurricane is predicted, leave the area immediately. 4. In the winter, cool, humid air from the Pacific Ocean blows across the cold land of southern Alaska. What kind of storm do you think this causes? A heavy snowstorm, because moisture in the cool humid air from the Pacific would condense and fall as snow when it reached the cold land of southern Alaska.