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Weather Final Practice Quiz (exam 2)

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