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Storms and Predicting Weather Review Name: _________________________ #_____ 1. What is a thunderstorm? Severe storm with lightning, thunder, heavy rain and strong winds. 2. What are the effects of thunderstorms? Heavy rains can cause flooding, lightning can cause fires, and strong winds can blow over trees and power lines. 3. What are some safety concerns of thunderstorms? Stay inside, don’t stand under trees or in open fields, and stay away from water. 4. What is a tornado? Small, funnel-shaped cloud that comes down from storm clouds with winds spinning at high speeds. 5. What are the effects of tornadoes? High winds can tear apart buildings and destroy everything in its path. 6. What are some safety concerns of tornadoes? Find a safe place away from windows, do not stay in your car. 7. What is a hurricane? A large storm that forms over warm ocean water with strong winds that blow in a circular motion around an eye. 8. What are the effects of hurricanes? High winds blow over trees, power lines, and buildings, rains cause flooding, and waves damage the coast. 9. What are some safety concerns of hurricanes? Board up windows and leave the area if you live near the coast. 10. What are qualitative weather predictions? Watching the clouds and wind direction. 11. What are quantitative weather predictions? Temperature, rainfall, and wind speed. 12. What is a meteorologist? A person who studies and predicts the weather. 13. What do weather maps show? Temperature, precipitation, wind direction, cloud cover, and fronts. 14. What are fronts? The lines between warm and cold air masses.