Whirlwind Quiz

Do you know the difference between a tropical storm and tropical disturbance? What’s the difference between a hurricane and tropical depression?

Test your knowledge by matching the features of storm with the correct description below!

_______ 1. tropical disturbance
_______ 2. tropical depression
_______ 3. tropical storm
_______ 4. Hurricane

A. winds begin to blow in a circular pattern
B. storm has a well-defined circular shape
C. winds exceed 74 miles (119 kilometers) per hour
D. cumulonimbus clouds begin to form

Answers: 1.D, 2.A, 3.B, 4.C


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