Weather Wisdom

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

Quiz

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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