Types of Storms Quiz

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32 Questions

What conditions typically accompany a blizzard?

Which type of storm is characterized by rapid deepening of a mid-latitude cyclonic low-pressure area?

What defines a coastal storm?

What is a dust storm characterized by?

What types of fires can create firestorms?

What is the main feature of a bomb cyclone?

What type of storm is characterized by high winds with little or no precipitation?

Which type of storm can down tree limbs, cut off power connections, and paralyze travel over large regions?

What distinguishes tropical cyclones from other cyclonic storms?

Which type of storm is fueled by the heat released when moist air rises and condenses?

What type of storm can occur on other planetary bodies with a sufficient atmosphere?

What type of storm is characterized by a thick layer of above-freezing air aloft and freezing rain upon impact?

Under what conditions do thunderstorms occur throughout the world with the highest frequency?

What type of storm is a violent, destructive whirlwind occurring on land?

Which type of storm system is characterized by having a closed circulation around a center of low pressure?

What type of storm can generate both lightning and thunder?

A bomb cyclone typically occurs over land rather than over the ocean.

Firestorms are most commonly a man-made phenomenon rather than a natural one.

Coastal storms are characterized by large wind waves and/or storm surge but do not include coastal flooding.

Blizzards are always accompanied by gale-force winds, heavy snow, and very cold conditions.

Dust storms greatly reduce visibility by picking up large quantities of water droplets.

Storms are created when a center of high pressure develops with the system of low pressure surrounding it.

Nuclear detonations can generate firestorms even in the presence of high winds.

Tropical cyclones are characterized as 'warm core' storm systems.

Hailstorms typically occur during irregular thunderstorms.

Ice storms occur when surface temperatures are above freezing and a thick layer of above-freezing air remains aloft.

Snowstorms can down tree limbs, cut off power connections, and paralyze travel over large regions.

Thunderstorms have the highest frequency in tropical rainforest regions due to low humidity and temperature.

Tornadoes are usually preceded by or associated with thunderstorms and a wall cloud.

Ocean storms are defined as having sustained winds of 45 knots (55 mph or 90 km/h) or greater.

Wind storms are characterized by high wind and heavy precipitation.

Extraterrestrial storms only occur on Earth and not on other planetary bodies.


Test your knowledge about different types of storms and their potential to cause harm to lives and property. Learn about the creation of storms and the varying definitions of blizzards, hurricanes, tornadoes, and more.

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