Weather Phenomena Quiz: St. Elmo’s Fire and Atmospheric Rivers

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St. Elmo's Fire is a weather phenomenon caused by the ionization of air molecules in an electric field.

True

Tornadoes are rotating columns of air that extend from thunderstorms to the ground.

True

Atmospheric rivers transport large amounts of water vapor from higher latitudes to the tropics.

False

Katabatic winds are upslope winds that occur when warm, moist air flows uphill.

False

Tornadoes can produce winds exceeding $500$ mph ($800$ km/h).

False

Heavy rainfall associated with storms can lead to flash floods and riverine flooding.

True

Sundogs are bright spots of light that appear on either side of the Sun due to the refraction of sunlight through ice crystals.

True

Storm surges are a hazard associated with hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons.

True

Storm surges are caused by heavy snowfall during storms.

False

Lightning poses a direct hazard to individuals outdoors and can ignite fires.

True

Test your knowledge of weather phenomena with this quiz covering St. Elmo’s Fire, a luminous plasma discharge during thunderstorms, and Atmospheric Rivers, concentrated moisture corridors in the atmosphere. Learn about these fascinating natural occurrences!

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