13 Weather Authority - Winter Quiz

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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. 
    • 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. 
    • A. 

      1.3 inches

    • B. 

      2.6 inches

    • C. 

      3.4 inches

    • D. 

      4.8 inches

  • 7. 
    • 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. 
    • A. 

      -27°F

    • B. 

      -24°F

    • C. 

      -20°F

    • D. 

      -17°F

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      10.4 inches

    • B. 

      13.5 inches

    • C. 

      14.1 inches

    • D. 

      16.3 inches

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      10.4 inches

    • B. 

      13.5 inches

    • C. 

      14.4 inches

    • D. 

      16.3 inches

  • 16. 
    • 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. 
    • 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

  • 26. 
    If the air temperature is 15°F and the wind chill is 0°, how cold is your car's engine before it is started in the morning?
    • A. 

      15°F

    • B. 

      0°F

  • 27. 
    Typically, a "Winter Storm Warning" means that more than ____ of snow is expected within a twelve hour period.
    • A. 

      4 inches

    • B. 

      6 inches

    • C. 

      8 inches

    • D. 

      10 inches