Weather Final Practice Quiz (exam 2)

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1.  The difference in damage potential for pea-size hail (1/4 inch diameter) versus 1 inch diameter hail (size of a quarter) is about _____ times
2.  When two air masses collide at a front, one air mass is pushed upward by the other. This is because 
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3.  The flood of 1993 had its greatest impact during the _______ months
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4.  Hail grows by
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5.  What percentage of lightning flashes reach the earth's surface?
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6.  The strength of the radar energy that returns to a weather radar is called the
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7.  The extent of property damage from hail depends on 
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8.  The weather conditions associated with the flood of '93 included a strong stationary high pressure system sitting over
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9.  A station at an altitude of 900 m (about 3000 feet) above sea level measures an air pressure of 930 mb. Under normal conditions, which of the values below do you think would be most realistic sea level pressure for this station?
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10.  Occluded fronts may form as
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11.  Cloudy ice in a hailstone indicates the hailstone formed in an environment that was
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12.  Cyclonic flow means ______ in either the northern or southern hemisphere
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13.  The coldest of all air masses is
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14.  Which of the following explain why it is possible to see clouds on satellite images taken at night? 
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15.  Observations indicate that ball lightening 
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16.  At a warm front, the warm air
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17.  The surface pressures at the bases of warm and cold columns are equal. Air pressure in the warm column of air will ______ with increasing hight _______ than the cold column 
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18.  The amount of pressure change that occurs over a given horizontal distance is called the
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19.  An ordinary thunderstorm begins to dissipate when
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20.  The best path for large hailstone growth in a thunderstorm cloud is ______ the freezing level and nearly ______
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21.  Updrafts and downdrafts both occur during the ________ stage of an ordinary (air-mass) thunderstorm
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22.  Sheet lightning is caused by
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23.  When war air is moving into a region of colder temperatures, the boundary between the colder and warmer temperatures is called a 
24.  If you see a lightening stroke and then, 15 seconds later, hear the thunder, the lightning is about ___ miles away
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25.  In cloud-to-ground lightning, the stepped leader makes contact with
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26.  A ______ usually indicates clearing weather or fair weather
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27.  On an upper-level chart, normally we find warm air associated with ______ pressure, and cold air associated with ______ pressure
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28.  What is considered the "fuel" that enables thunderstorm development? 
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29.  Geostationary satellites
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30.  Monitoring river levels in the U.S. is mainly conducted by
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31.  In cloud-to-ground lightning, the stepped leader travels ______ and the return stroke travels ________ 
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32.  Lines connecting points of equal pressure are called
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33.  Severe thunderstorms are different from air-mass thunderstorms in that severe thunderstorms
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34.  A conditionally unstable environment needed for thunderstorm development means that air above the lowest levels of the atmosphere must ______ with increasing height 
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35.  Which statement is true?
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36.  The lifting mechanism in which cold air from one thunderstorm pushes up the air outside of the storm is called
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37.  Which of the following on average are responsible for the most fatalities each year?
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38.  A type of thunderstorm that does not commonly produce hail is a(n) _______ thunderstorm
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39.  A group of thunderstorms which develop in a line one next to the other, each in a different stage of development, are called
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40.  The wind around a surface low pressure center in the Southern Hemisphere blows
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41.  The force that would cause a stationary parcel of air to begin to move horizontally is called the
42.  The precipitation associated with a stationary front is typically
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43.  For a weather radar, range is determined by
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44.  To correctly monitor horizontal changes in air pressure, the most important correction for a mercury barometer measurement is the correction for
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45.  Compared to an mP air mass, mT air is
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46.  An ordinary (air-mass) thunderstorm is most intense during the ______ stage
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47.  What stage of the lightning process produces thunder?
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48.  From the gas law, we know that if pressure is kept constant, density must _____ as temperature increases
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49.  Which statement below is NOT correct concerning the Coriolis force? 
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50.  Isobars on a surface weather map represent
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