Tropical Trivia Medium Quiz #2
What does "CDO" mean in reference to a hurricane?
Cloud Description Opaque
Cumulus Dynamtically Oriented
Civil Defense Operation
Central Dense Overcast
Which of the following would not steer a hurricane?
Which of the following COULD stop a hurricane?
A nuclear bomb
Very large fans on the coast
None of the above
When the eye of a hurricane passes directly overhead you can expect the winds on the opposite side of the eye to....
Blow in the same direction
Blow in the opposite direction
Usually get a lot stronger
Usually get a lot weaker
What is a tropical depression?
Any low pressure area in the tropics
Any low pressure area over the ocean
Tropical cyclone with sustained winds less then 39 mph
A person having a bad day in the tropics
What is a hurricane WATCH?
A hurricane is being watched on satellite or radar
Hurricane conditions may affect the area within 7 days
Hurricane conditions may affect the area within 48 hours
A new designer watch by Timex
What is a hurricane WARNING?
Hurricane conditions are expected within 36 hours
Hurricane conditions are expected within 7 days
A hurricane has been spotted on radar
A hurricane has been spotted on satellite
To accurately know the size of a storm surge, which factor is NOT important?
Slope of the coast offshore
Strength of the winds
Direction of the winds
Phase of tides
Who are the Hurricane Hunters?
News people who chase hurricanes
Deer hunters who hunt during hurricane conditions
Members of the 53rd weather reconnaissance squadron
A remote tribe in the Caribbean hurricane belt
Does global warming affect hurricane numbers and strength?
Only during El Nino years
Yes, it is a proven fact
There is not enough data to know for sure
About 25% so far
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