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Storm Types: Downbursts, Derechos, Microbursts & Haboobs

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What types of storms are another name for straight-line winds?

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1. What types of storms are also known as dust storms?

2. What types of storms are small downbursts?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The word 'storm' is a very broad term that indicates a weather phenomenon or disturbance. This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of more specific vocabulary terms that describe stormy weather.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following definitions and descriptions:

  • Thunderstorms that can cause severe weather
  • Another term for dust storms
  • Term describing small downbursts
  • What straight-line winds are called
  • Name for a horizontally-spreading storm caused by a strong downdraft

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on types of storms
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about storm types through a different viewpoint
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what causes various storm types and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about storms

Additional Learning

To learn more about how different types of storms develop, read through the accompanying lesson entitled Storm Types: Downbursts, Derechos, Microbursts & Haboobs. The lesson deals with the following topics:

  • The definition of squall line thunderstorms and where they occur
  • Conditions under which squall line thunderstorms can develop
  • Properties of squall lines
  • What a bow echo on a radar screen indicates
  • Types of downbursts
  • Characteristics and potential results of a microburst
  • Possible size and duration of a derecho
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