Tropical Trivia Medium Quiz #1
Which satement is true? Hurricanes rotate.....
Clockwise in the northern hemisphere
Counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere
Counterclockwise in the southern hemisphere
A major hurricane is considered.....
category 3, 4, or 5 on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale
Winds of 100 mph or more
Pressure of 920 millibars or lower
One that caused at least $1 billion in damage
What would you not do for a hurricane watch?
Put gas in car
Buy extra food and water
The term "hurricane" would NOT apply to which region?
West coast of Mexico
When is the Atlantic hurricane season?
January 1 through June 30
May 1 through October 31
June 1 through November 30
September 1 through December 31
At what wind speed does a tropical cyclone become a hurricane?
The name "hurricane" means...
Strong winds that destroy sugar cane
Island term for god of evil
In what part of the world would you LEAST likely find a tropical cyclone?
Northeast Pacific Ocean
South Atlantic Ocean
Northwest Pacific Ocean
What is the most recognized feature of a hurricane?
Which hurricane preparation would you not do BEFORE hurricane season?
Buy extra batteries
Buy plywood or shutters to cover your windows
Cut dead limbs off of trees
None of the above
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