13 Weather Authority - Winter Quiz

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Weather Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz that tests your knowledge of winter weather! Brought to you by the fine folks in the 13 Weather Authority in good old Rockford, Illinois. Visit them online at www. Wrex. Com!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Ice Storm Warnings are issued when at least _____ of ice accumulation is expected.
    • A. 

      1/8 inch

    • B. 

      1/4 inch

    • C. 

      1/2 inch

    • D. 

      3/4 inch

  • 2. 
    ____ are raindrops that have drozen in mid-air
    • A. 

      Sleet pellets

    • B. 

      Snowflakes

  • 3. 
    When the wind chill reaches -35°F, how quickly does frostbite occur?
    • A. 

      10 minutes

    • B. 

      15 minutes

    • C. 

      20 minutes

    • D. 

      30 minutes

  • 4. 
    The least snowy winter ever recorded in Rockford, Illinois occurred in 1906-1907. How much snow fell?
    • A. 

      2.8 inches

    • B. 

      5.1 inches

    • C. 

      8.5 inches

    • D. 

      10.9 inches

  • 5. 
    The snowiest winter ever recorded in Rockford, Illinois occurred in 1978/1979. How much snow fell?  
    • A. 

      72.9 inches

    • B. 

      74.5 inches

    • C. 

      76.8 inches

    • D. 

      79.2 inches

  • 6. 
    How much snow does Rockford, Illinois experience in an average November?
    • A. 

      1.3 inches

    • B. 

      2.6 inches

    • C. 

      3.4 inches

    • D. 

      4.8 inches

  • 7. 
    What is the average annual snowfall for Rockford, Illinois?
    • A. 

      26.1 inches

    • B. 

      38.8 inches

    • C. 

      45.5 inches

    • D. 

      52.0 inches

  • 8. 
    Shoveling snow is easier on the body if you...
    • A. 

      Push small amounts of snow.

    • B. 

      Use your legs, not your back.

    • C. 

      Take frequent breaks.

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 9. 
    A "Wind Chill Advisory" means to expect winds of at least 10 mph and wind chills below ____.        
    • A. 

      0°F

    • B. 

      -10°F

    • C. 

      -15°F

    • D. 

      -20°F

  • 10. 
    A "Wind Chill Warning" means to expect winds of at least 10 mph and wind chills below ____.
    • A. 

      0°F

    • B. 

      -10°F

    • C. 

      -20°F

    • D. 

      -30°F

  • 11. 
    A couple layers of thick, heavy clothing will keep you warmer than several layers of lightweight, loosefitting clothing.
    • A. 

      True.

    • B. 

      False.

  • 12. 
    About how many vehicle crashes occur each year in Wisconsin during wintry conditions?
    • A. 

      4,000

    • B. 

      8,000

    • C. 

      13,000

    • D. 

      17,000

  • 13. 
    What is the coldest temperature ever recorded in Rockford, Illinois?
    • A. 

      -27°F

    • B. 

      -24°F

    • C. 

      -20°F

    • D. 

      -17°F

  • 14. 
    What was the most snow to ever fall in Rockford, Illinois in a single day?
    • A. 

      10.4 inches

    • B. 

      13.5 inches

    • C. 

      14.1 inches

    • D. 

      16.3 inches

  • 15. 
    How much snow fell during Rockford, Illinois' biggest snowstorm?
    • A. 

      10.4 inches

    • B. 

      13.5 inches

    • C. 

      14.4 inches

    • D. 

      16.3 inches

  • 16. 
    What is the longest amount of time that Rockford has stayed below 32°F?
    • A. 

      14 days

    • B. 

      35 days

    • C. 

      46 days

    • D. 

      52 days

  • 17. 
    Which of these are signs of hypothermia?
    • A. 

      Violent shivering

    • B. 

      Confusion and drowsiness

    • C. 

      Slow breathing and heartbeat

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    If you experience frostbite, you should...
    • A. 

      Seek medical care

    • B. 

      Put affected areas in warm water

    • C. 

      Massage frostbitten areas

    • D. 

      Use a heating pad

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    During the winter, how often should you check your vehicle's tire pressure?
    • A. 

      Once per day

    • B. 

      Once per week

    • C. 

      Once per month

  • 20. 
    You can ____ carbon monoxide.
    • A. 

      See

    • B. 

      Smell

    • C. 

      Taste

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    A blizzard occurs when the wind is frequently above ____ and the visibility is less than ____.
    • A. 

      35 mph, 1/4 mile

    • B. 

      30 mph, 1/2 mile

    • C. 

      25 mph, 1 mile

    • D. 

      15 mph, 5 miles

  • 22. 
    What should you do if you're stranded in your vehicle during a severe winter storm?
    • A. 

      Run the engine every half hour

    • B. 

      Keep tailpipe clear of snow

    • C. 

      Tie a red cloth to your vehicle's antenna

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    Where do winter storms typically develop?
    • A. 

      Missouri

    • B. 

      Montana

    • C. 

      Kansas

    • D. 

      Colorado

  • 24. 
    What is the probability of a major snow or ice storm occurring in Illinois between December 24th and December 26th?
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      10%

    • C. 

      15%

    • D. 

      20%

  • 25. 
    Lake effect snow occurs when ____ air moves over ____ water.
    • A. 

      Cold, warm

    • B. 

      Warm, cold

    • C. 

      Cold, cold

    • D. 

      Warm, warm