Question #1: In the 1980's, a
would-be pilot in California did what audacious
Question #2: Of the 154 disasters declared in PA
since 1954, how many are attributed directly to
Question #3: When winter sets in on Mars, the global
atmospheric pressure drops by what percentage due to
Question #4: What was the weight of the snow that
fell during the Buffalo storm in December
Question #5: How many thermometers were
documented to be in use during the Revolutionary
Question #6: What new connection did a British
volcanologist make between weather and volcanoes?
Question #7: What was not true about the tornado
season during 2002 in the U.S.?
Question #8: Which of the following college
basketball teams is not a correct weather match for
Question #9: What significant event has Weather
World marked since the last trivia contest?
Question #10: Approximately how much rain does it
take to wet the ground under a fully-leafed maple
Question #11: Which was true about the winter of
2001-2002? It was the:
Question #12: Who said "Climate is what you expect,
weather is what you get"?
Question #13: What atmospheric factor contributed to
the quarter billion dollar losses in Italy's wine
Question #14: What did an engineer from England
propose as a method to bring rain to the deserts?
Question #15: Willy Shoemaker, the winningest jockey
ever, rose a horse named ____.
Question #16: What is the primary use of snow fences
in the West?
Question #17: According to the London Times, it
snowed in Munich, Germany last Sept. The last time
it snowed so early in the season was when:
Question #18: When considering all the islands of
the world together, the wettest and driest place is
in the same island chain. Which chain?
Question #19: Seagulls do many things when it is
about to rain, except what?
Question #20: Water stored in the rocks composing
the mantle of the earth is enough to fill how many
Question #1: Since records began
in 1973, what was true about this past averaged over
the cold season's (2002-2003) snow cover across the
Question #2: Researchers in Barrow, AK, have been
surprised to find an abundance of what element on
the ground snow during each spring?
Question #3: The majority (60%) of dogs that show
fear during thunderstorms take refuge in what
Question #4: Usually automobiles are considered the
main source of pollutants, such as nitrogen oxides,
but a study published last March points the finger
at which of the following natural polluter?
Question #5: Weather balloons have begun to use a
new instrument package named after which character?
Question #6: About how many cloud to ground
lightning strikes occur each year in the contiguous
Question #7: A dry, woolen overcoat when taken
into a cold, moist air mass will increase its
temperature by how much due to absorption of
Question #8: Which of the following is not true
about positive lightning strokes?
Question #9: Police in South Africa last year
arrested people in Limpopo because the weather
caused them to turn violent against a neighbor; what
weather caused the crime?
Question #10: Tornadoes are measured by a scale
which measures their destruction. Each number on the
scale has a comparable name. Which of the following
is not a Fujita Scale name for a twister?
Question #11: In February 2003, France drew up plans
to protect 100,000 works of art. What atmospheric
factor led to this plan?
Question #12: The Hubble Space Telescope has
recently measured the winds at the equator of
Saturn. The speed of 600 miles an hour has changed
how much in the past two decades?
Question #13: Migraine headaches have a seasonality
to their occurrence. Which season (in the Northern
Hemisphere) is associated with the fewest migraines?
Question #14: The tragic destruction of the Twin
Towers on September 11, 2001 has had the following
confirmed effects on the atmosphere of lower
Question #15: Several hundred waterspouts develop in
the Florida Keys each year. What percent rotate
clockwise or anti-cyclonically?
Question #16: Which teams building superintendent
admitted to directing its ventilation in a favorable
way for its home team when the game was close?
Question #17: In Thailand, the crown prince presides
over the Royal Plowing Ceremony each year, where the
weather is forecast for the year to come. How is the
Question #18: A drought over the ocean around Hawaii
during the past decade has had the following known
Question #19: According to a recent study, which of
the following days of the week have a larger
temperature change from day to night in the eastern
Question #20: There has been a steady improvement in
predicting precipitation across the United States,
however, there is one month when there has been no
improvement at all during the past 25 years. Which
month is it?
Quiz 1 Answers
Question #1: tied weather
balloons to a lawn chair and soared to 13,000 feet
Question #2: 102
Question #3: 45%
Question #4: 2.1 billion pounds OR 25 billion pounds
Question #5: 13
Question #6: heavy rain can lead to volcanic
Question #7: had fewest tornadoes recorded in 20
Question #8: the Hailstones of Wheaton College
Question #9: reception of the American
Meteorological Society's TV award
Question #10: 0.05 inches
Question #11: snowiest in Marquette, second least
snowiest in Grand Rapids
Question #12: Robert Heilein
Question #13: tennis ball sized hailstones hit the
Question #14: release water from a convoy of trucks
at the edge of the desert
Question #15: Patchy Ground Fog
Question #16: to create pools of melt water
Question #17: Frederick III was king of Austria
Question #18: The Hawaiian Islands
Question #19: fly out to sea
Question #20: 5
Quiz 2 Answers
Question #1: it was the most
extensive on record
Question #2: Mercury
Question #3: the bath tub
Question #4: scotch pines
Question #5: Snow White
Question #6: 20-25 million
Question #7: 9-10 degrees F
Question #8: hail occurs near most positive strokes
Question #9: a series of coincidental lightning
Question #10: Awesome
Question #11: recent floods in central Europe
Question #12: down 40%
Question #13: winter
Question #14: fewer lightning strikes
Question #15: 10%
Question #16: The Twins
Question #17: selecting a cloth a feeding the oxen
Question #18: caused less carbon dioxide to be
absorbed by the ocean
Question #19: Saturday-Sunday
Question #20: July