Tropical Trivia Hard Quiz #1
Hurricane Floyd will be remembered for its:
Wind damage in south Florida
Storm surge in north Florida
Historic flooding in the Mid-Atlantic
Record low pressure over New York City
The storm surge of a hurricane is very destructive. About how much does a cubic foot of sea water weigh in pounds?
Which of the following was not a category 5 hurricane at landfall?
Labor Day Hurricane 1935
Where are the strongest winds in a hurricane?
Eye wall near the surface
Eye wall several thousand feet above the ground
What was the smallest eye ever measured in a hurricane?
Give the best answer on what causes a storm surge in a hurricane.
Low pressure in the eye
Mostly low pressure, some strong wind effects
Mostly strong winds, some low pressure effects
What is the most deadly effect of a hurricane?
What condition should NOT exist for a hurricane to develop?
Warm water of about 80 degress Fahrenheit or higher
Pre existing disturbance
Low wind shear
Very stable air
In the Atlantic Ocean, most hurricanes form from:
Upper air low pressure centers
A cold front
Trade wind trough
The main factor for a hurricane's strengthening or weakening in the Atlantic basin is:
Direction of motion
Ocean water temperature
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