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The Meterology quiz will test your knowledge of the weather and its prediction.
1. What is the Persistance method of weather forecasting?
a.One which says what is happening today will continue tomorrow
b.One that looks at what happened on this day last year
c.One that compares results over the previous ten years
d.One that looks at records going back many years
2. Why do church steeples often have lightening conductors?
a.Because churches often catch fire while empty
b.Because lightening is more likely to attack something tall and narrow
c.Because the insurance companies insist on it for public buildings
d.Because they often have lead on the roof
3. What does an anemometer measure?
a.Degrees of frost
c.Wind speed
d.Wind direction
4. How does a barometer predict the weather?
a.It measures changes in air pressure
b.It measures the moisture in the air
c.It measures changes in temperature
d.It measures the difference in temperature between day and night
5. What does a mackeral sky usually mean?
a.Showers expected
b.A change in the weather within a few hours
c.Several days of fine weather
d.Storm clouds coming
6. What shape do thunder clouds form?
a.Thin flat mass
b.Flat topped anvil shapes
c.Rounded ovals
d.Plump pillow shapes
7. How fast does a wind have to be before its power can be used to drive a turbine?
a.25 m.p.h.
b.14 m.p.h.
c.10 m.p.h.
d.30 m.p.h.
8. Isobars are lines of constant what?
a.Wind speed
b.Precipitation levels
d.Air pressure
9. Where in the world does the heaviest average rainfall occur?
a.North West England
b.North East India
c.New Guinea
10. Rain is defined as water drops greater than what size?
a.1 mm
b.0.5 mm
c.0.8 mm
d.1.2 mm
11. Meterologists classify light rain as no more than what amount per hour?
a.2.75 mm per hour
b.3.4 mm per hour
c.1.7 mm per hour
d.2.5 mm per hour
12. What do meterologists mean by the WCT?
a.West central temperature
b.Wind chill temperature
c.Western central time
d.Wet chill temperature
13. How is dawn defined?
a.When sun is totally visible above the horizon
b.When sun is 6 degrees below horizon
c.When any part of the sun is above the horison
d.When the bottom edge of the sun is 6 degrees above the horizon
14. What are pan handle hooks?
a.High pressure areas that disipate in the Texas Panhandle area
b.Low pressure areas that begin in the Texas Panhandle area
c.Thunder clouds that collect over the Texas Panhandle but do not fall as rain there
d.Low pressure areas that arise over the Pacific and disipate over the Texas Panhandle
15. What are sundogs otherwise known as?
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