Quiz: What Severe Weather Phenomenon Are You?: HowStuffWorks
What Severe Weather Phenomenon Are You?
By: Ian Fortey
5 Min Quiz
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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!
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Are you the kind of person who walks in the rain or runs to escape it?
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All things being equal, are you a hot weather fan or a cold weather fan?
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What part of the world would you most want to move to if you had the choice?
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Are you prone to angry outbursts or do you keep your cool?
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Would you rather shovel snow in the winter or constantly water your lawn in the summer?
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Sometimes you need some intense weather for extreme sports. What's your X-Game of choice?
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Have you ever experienced a natural disaster first-hand?
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Severe weather is some primal, elemental stuff. Which element do you feel a connection with?
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Do you ever break things when you get angry?
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When you look at clouds, what do you usually see?
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Do you spend much time on the beach or do you prefer to avoid large bodies of water?
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What's cold for one person may not be cold for another. What's too cold for you?
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Pick the best term to describe your physique.
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How likely are you to fly a kite on a windy day?
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Are you the kind of person who's always moving, or do you like to sit down and relax when you can?
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If you had to pick a sport that best represents who you are as a person, what would it be?
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Do your emotions build slowly over time, or can you change moods at the drop of a hat?
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Are you more of an indoor person or an outdoor person?
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Hot weather is one thing, hot food is another. Can you handle some spice?
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If you could eliminate one kind of weather entirely, what would you get rid of?
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What do you have in your closet to prepare you for extreme weather?
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What's the best way to beat the heat in the summer?
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How do you stay toasty on a cold winter day?
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Some people leave town for a vacation in the winter and others prefer summer. What about you?
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Do you dream of a white Christmas or would you rather have a green one?
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Are you prone to suburns?
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Do you have an app on your phone that tells you the weather every day?
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How likely are you to make weather small talk with a stranger?
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Are you Team Celsius or Team Fahrenheit?
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Some people say it's not the heat, it's the humidity. Do you agree?
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