Forecasting Hurricanes & Creating Advisories


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Hurricanes usually begin as this type of low pressure system over Africa.

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1. What organization in Miami is responsible for forecasting hurricanes in North America?

2. What is issued when you need to evacuate or find shelter from a hurricane?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessment tools check what you know about forecasting hurricanes, who is responsible for forecasting them, and what is issued if you need to evacuate. You'll also review what a hurricane is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to test and review what you know about:

  • The type of low pressure system that hurricanes often begin as over Africa
  • The agency responsible for forecasting hurricanes in North America
  • What number is the deadliest type of hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - apply what you've learned about hurricanes to identify the type of low pressure system hurricanes usually begin as over Africa
  • Interpreting information - read information about what is issued when you need to evacuate an area and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - remember what the deadliest category of hurricanes is on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

Additional Learning

You'll be able to find more information about this topic in the lesson Forecasting Hurricanes & Creating Advisories. This lesson offers more detail about:

  • The most destructive part of Hurricane Katrina
  • Defining hurricane
  • How hurricanes develop
  • The size of a hurricane
  • Where the NHC receives their information from
  • Hurricane warning vs. hurricane watch
  • Measuring hurricanes