WONDER #204: Where Is Tornado Alley?

Question 1 of 3

This Wonder is about . . .

  1. How the Enhanced Fujita scale works
  2. Where Tornado Alley is
  3. Tornadoes--where and how they form
  4. Actions to take during a tornado

Question 2 of 3

According to this Wonder, the heart of Tornado Alley is located . . .

  1. in all the states between the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains.
  2. in the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma, Kansas, eastern South Dakota, and the Colorado Eastern Plains.
  3. in Iowa, Idaho, North & South Dakota and Nebraska.
  4. in New Mexico, the Texas Panhandle, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

Question 3 of 3

According to this WONDER, what is the most complete reason for why weather experts think strong tornadoes happen so often in Tornado Alley?

  1. Cold air from the mountains meets warm air from the Gulf of Mexico.
  2. Hot, dry air from the desert combines with atmospheric instability.
  3. The winds blow just right during a storm.
  4. Cold, dry air from Canada and the Rocky Mountains meets warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico and hot, dry air from the Sonoran Desert combine with atmospheric instability.

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