Weather Wisdom

Where's the weather on your radar screen? Our quiz will reveal your weather wisdom!

Quiz

Where's the weather on your radar screen? Our quiz will reveal your weather wisdom!

1. How can you tell how far away a flash of lightning is in a storm?

  • Light from the flash of lightning travels faster than the sound of thunder. Count the seconds between the flash and the thunder.
  • The sound of thunder travels twice as fast as the flash of lightning. Count the seconds between the thunder and the lightning, and then multiply by two.
  • The length of the thunder clap will tell you how far away the lightning is.

2. When you see cows in a pasture lying down, you can be sure that rain is on the way.

  • True.
  • False.

3. If the reading on your barometer is falling,

  • then the air pressure is increasing, which means that a storm is coming.
  • then the air pressure is decreasing, which means that fair weather is coming.
  • then the air pressure is decreasing, which means that stormy weather is coming.

4. Polar, tropical, arid, Mediterranean, coastal. These are examples of:

  • Climate zones.
  • Coffee flavors.
  • Hurricane types.

5. The highest temperature ever recorded on earth was in:

  • Death Valley, California.
  • El Azizia, Libya.
  • Seville, Spain.

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