Weather quiz

Identify the correct weather phenomena.
Most common labels and scientific labels accepted.
Quiz by krynser
Last updated: January 19, 2014
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The thing that drives lines of rain and thunderstorms. It brings colder air behind it and northerly winds.
Cold front
This is what happens when it is unseasonably warm for a long period of time. Sometimes responsible for droughts.
Heat wave
The main driving force behind most weather. Can stack throughout the atmosphere and pushes warm and cold fronts.
Low pressure
The name given when cold temperatures persist for a very long period of time, usually colder than the norm.
Cold snap
Potentially very large swirling air mass responsible for massive amounts of damage from strong winds, torrential downpours, and tornadic activity.
A swirling vortex of strong winds that reaches to the ground (to include water).
Generally created by a southerly wind pushing north, bringing warmer temperatures and usually rain.
Warm front
Produces fair weather and mostly clear skies. Occurs behind cold fronts usually.
High pressure
Debris picked up by strong surface winds (generally dust or dry dirt). Can cover the skies in deserts for days.
Dust storm
Millions of air parcels that reach condensation and form an obscuration in the sky.
A cloud located on the ground. Mainly found in valleys or over water.
Mix of snow and rain due to varying temperatures.
Frozen particles that fall from the sky as crystals.
Created by differential heating throughout the atmosphere. You can make it expelling all the air from your lungs all at once.
Produces lightning always and hail sometimes.
Level 55
Nov 29, 2014
not a bad quiz...liked the clues...nice to do a different topic!
Level 45
Jan 11, 2017
great quiz. Just some quick critiques

1. maybe give a slightly better description for hurricane like forms over oceans or forms from multiple storms coming together. You could use the description of they eye, but that would seem too obvious. Also, for the hurricane, if typhoon is not already accepted, it should be.

2. For snow, maybe say that it forms when temps get to around freezing. At first, I thought you were talking about hail.

3. For the low pressure/high pressure systems, it isn't quite clear enough what you are looking for.

4. For cold snap, please accept arctic blast and cold air outbreak as possible answers.