What Severe Weather Phenomenon Are You?

By: Ian Fortey
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
What Severe Weather Phenomenon Are You?
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About This Quiz

Day-to-day life is a gamble when it comes to nature. We have no control over how the Earth does what it does, and nowhere is that more apparent than when it comes to the weather. We're at the mercy of the environment. One day it's mild breezes and fluffy clouds, the next day it's thunder and lightning with wind that rips branches from trees. Freezing cold ice storms in the middle of winter, crop-destroying heatwaves in the summer. It's a mixed bag, and the best we can do is predict what's going to happen with marginal accuracy a few days out. The weather is just plain weird some days. Other days it's absolutely terrifying.

The fact is sometimes the weather gets severe, and severe weather is not the sort of thing you want to mess with. It happens all over the world in every season. It's unpredictable and intense and it can literally change the world in its wake unlike anything else. It's the true, unbridled power of nature in its most raw form, and it's as awe-inspiring as it is intimidating. And in a lot of ways, it can be as intense as you feel on the inside some days. But which severe weather matches you the most closely? Let's find out!

1. rain Are you the kind of person who walks in the rain or runs to escape it?
I'll go for a walk.
I avoid the rain.
I'm a runner.
I'll dance in it.

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2. hotcold All things being equal, are you a hot weather fan or a cold weather fan?
I love the cold.
I like it hot.
I like a nice mix.
Warm weather works for me.

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3. world What part of the world would you most want to move to if you had the choice?
Canada
Australia
The Midwest
The Caribbean

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4. angry Are you prone to angry outbursts or do you keep your cool?
Oh, I'm always cool.
I let things simmer for a long time.
I have controlled outbursts.
I tend to explode.

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5. snow Would you rather shovel snow in the winter or constantly water your lawn in the summer?
I'm a snow fan.
I hate snow but I don't need a lawn.
Both are fine.
I'll water the lawn.

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6. xgame Sometimes you need some intense weather for extreme sports. What's your X-Game of choice?
Snowboarding
Paragliding
Skydiving
Surfing

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7. natural Have you ever experienced a natural disaster first-hand?
Nothing I'd call a disaster
No
Not firsthand, no
Yes

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8. waterfire Severe weather is some primal, elemental stuff. Which element do you feel a connection with?
Water
Fire
Earth
Air

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9. break Do you ever break things when you get angry?
Rarely
Of course not
Yeah, a little bit
I can get pretty destructive.

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10. cloud When you look at clouds, what do you usually see?
Faces
Nothing
Animals
Monsters

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11. beach Do you spend much time on the beach or do you prefer to avoid large bodies of water?
I don't mind a beach now and then.
I'm not big on beaches.
I could take it or leave it.
I'd live in the water if I could.

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12. freezing What's cold for one person may not be cold for another. What's too cold for you?
I guess -40 would be too intense.
Anything colder than room temperature is cold to me.
Freezing is pretty cold.
60F or below

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13. self Pick the best term to describe your physique.
Padded
Hot
Rock solid
Powerful

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14. kite How likely are you to fly a kite on a windy day?
Anything's possible.
That's not for me.
I don't have the finesse for kite-flying.
That sounds great!

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15. relax Are you the kind of person who's always moving, or do you like to sit down and relax when you can?
A little of both
If I don't have to go somewhere, I won't.
I move, just not fast.
I'm always on the go.

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16. boxing If you had to pick a sport that best represents who you are as a person, what would it be?
Skiing
Marathon running
Boxing
Rugby

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17. mood Do your emotions build slowly over time, or can you change moods at the drop of a hat?
They can cloud over super quick sometimes.
It's not that it builds slowly, it's that it stays one way.
It's pretty sudden for me but usually doesn't last.
Mine builds up until it blows.

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18. outdoor Are you more of an indoor person or an outdoor person?
Depends on how I'm feeling that day
Doesn't matter to me
I prefer to be inside.
I love the great outdoors.

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19. spicy Hot weather is one thing, hot food is another. Can you handle some spice?
I hate spicy food.
The hotter the better
I like a little spice but not much.
I like spice but not over-the-top heat.

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20. hot If you could eliminate one kind of weather entirely, what would you get rid of?
Scorching heat
Sleet
Humidity
Fog

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21. closet What do you have in your closet to prepare you for extreme weather?
A parka
Sunscreen
An umbrella
Boots

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22. icecream What's the best way to beat the heat in the summer?
Ice cream
Just deal with it.
Crack a window
Air conditioning

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23. warm How do you stay toasty on a cold winter day?
I'm usually fine.
Turn on the fireplace
Curl up under a blanket
Hot chocolate

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24. vacation Some people leave town for a vacation in the winter and others prefer summer. What about you?
I'm leaving town in the summer.
I like to head somewhere warm in the winter.
Why not both?
I'm more of a spring break kind of person.

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25. christmas Do you dream of a white Christmas or would you rather have a green one?
White Christmas is where it's at!
Give me a green Christmas any day.
A little snow makes good ambiance.
I kind of like the idea of a warm Christmas. Maybe a palm tree with presents.

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I could get a sunburn from a 40-watt bulb.
Nope!
I try to avoid that much sun.
If I stay out too long, yes

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27. app Do you have an app on your phone that tells you the weather every day?
Probably, but I don't use it much.
Nah
I just ask Alexa or Google what's up.
Doesn't everyone?

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28. small talk How likely are you to make weather small talk with a stranger?
Not really my thing
Sure!
If they bring it up first, I will.
If I'm stuck in line for something I might.

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29. CF Are you Team Celsius or Team Fahrenheit?
Either way works for me.
Celsius
Fahrenheit
Kelvin, all the way

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30. humidity Some people say it's not the heat, it's the humidity. Do you agree?
It's both.
It's neither!
What does that even mean?
Sounds reasonable to me.

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