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Fox 2's Jessica Starr asks a few viewers some questions about severe weather.. Her quiz was just for fun but knowing the right answers is important to helping you stay out of harms way.

Play the video to see how Jessica's quiz takers performed.

Your turn:

TRUE OR FALSE: Wearing rubber soles or being in a car with rubber tires will protect you from being injured by lightning?

The answer is false. Rubber soled shows offer no protection from lightning.

What's the definition of a severe thunderstorm warning?

A. Winds exceeding 70 mph with two inch hail
B. Winds at least 58 mph with one inch hail
C. Winds 30 mph with half inch hail

The answer is B: Winds at least 58 mph with one inch hail

TRUE OR FALSE: Opening a window before a tornado approaches to equalize pressure to minimize damage is the right thing to do?

FALSE: Leave the windows closed and take shelter immediately if a tornado warning has been issued for your area.

TRUE OR FALSE: A tornado watch means a tornado has been spotted.

FALSE: A tornado watch means the area is conducive to the development of tornadoes.  a tornado warning means a tornado has been sighted or indicated on the radar and occurring in the warning area 

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