What Do You Know About the Weather?

 Weather is all around us, changing from day to day, minute to minute. It makes or breaks our day when we're outside, but also influences us when we're in. It's something mankind has always had to deal with. If we 'talked about the weather', how well would you fare?
 
 
Which of these is something weather does NOT depend on?
What it does depend on in addition to those three is Temperature.
Wind speed
Humidity
Atmospheric Pressure
Magnetic field
 
 
Which of these is NOT a type of cloud?
Cossiculus
Cirrus
Cumulus
Nimbus
 
 
True or False: Fog is simply clouds that are low to the ground
True
False
 
 
If you’re out in the open during a storm, you should...
The other three are things you SHOULDN'T do, so take care not to take shelter under a tree...
Lie flat on the ground
Take shelter under a tree
Use a cliff for shelter
Get away from high places
 
 
What is the hottest air temperature ever recorded on Earth?
134.1 °F (56.7 °C)
167.5 °F (75.2 °C)
145.1 °F (62.8 °C)
123.3.3 °F (50.5 °C)
 
 
Where was this temperature measured?
Death Valley, California
Flaming Mountains, China
Turbat, Pakistan
Sahara Desert
 
 
An abnormal rise in sea level accompanying a hurricane or other intense storm is called a...
Storm Surge
Tropical Wave
Post-Tropical Cyclone
Eyewall
 
 
A seasonal change in the direction of winds that can cause heavy rains or dry seasons is a...
Monsoon
Downdraft
El Niño
Cyclone
 
 
Which spins faster, a hurricane, which is formed on water, or a tornado, which is formed on land?
While a tornado spins much faster, hurricanes typically cause more damage because they are bigger and can cause floods
Tornado
Hurricane
 
 
Why are clouds white?
They reflect the light of the sun
Because they contain ice
Because their chemical composition is like that of water vapors
 
 
Complete the sentence: While El Niño _______ the Pacific Ocean, La Niña _______ it.
Warms, cools
Cools, warms
Increases, depletes
Depletes, increases
 
True or False: You can count the chirps of grasshoppers outside to tell the temperature
To get a rough estimate of the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit, count the number of chirps in 15 seconds and then add 37.
True
False
 
Try Again...
Weather is always influencing us, even when we're inside our homes. To learn more about it is always beneficial, but talking about it CAN be boring as they say... How about looking at our answers and learning a few new things?
 
Pretty Good!
You know quite a lot about the weather, perhaps only missing a few pieces of information here and there. With you, one can actually talk about the weather and learn something! Good job.
 
Amateur Meteorologist
Weather is all around us and above us... but apparently not figuratively about YOU! Because you understand it very well indeed, and you understand what causes weather and all kinds of facts about it. We're really impressed! With you, talking about the weather might actually be interesting!
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