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No prizes, just for fun.

1. What type of weather does this weather symbol represent?

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A - Snow

B - Sleet

C - Hail

D - Freezing Rain

2. What does the weather abbreviation "SST" stand for?

A - Surface Stratosphere Temperature

B - Sea Surface Temperature

C - Surface Sea Temperature

D - Sudden Stratosphere Temperature

3. How many times does the GFS run a day?

A - 1

B - 2

C - 3

D - 4

4. How high up ( rounded off ) is the highest point of the Stratosphere?

A - 10km

B - 25km

C - 38km

D - 50km

5. Who is this?

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A - Rob Mcelwee

B - Dan Corbit

C - Ian Fergusson

D - Richard Angwin

6. Since 1900, what winter has recorded the lowest CET?

A - 1926/27

B - 1946/47

C - 1962/63

D - 2009/10

7. Which one of the following are an important ingredient in forecasting thunderstorms?

A - Thickness'

B - Cape

C - 850 Temperatures

D - Windspeed

8. What does MJO stand for?

A - Matthew Julian Oscillation

B - Madden Jeffrey Oscillation

C - Matthew Jeffrey Oscillation

D - Madden Julian Oscillation

9. What type of front is number 3?

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A - Occluded Front

B - Stationary Front

C - Warm Front

D - Cold Front

10. How many individual members are there in the ECM ensembles?

A - 50

B - 51

C - 52

D - 53

11. What is the common name of the prominent high pressure cell in this chart;

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A - Azores High

B - Scandinavia High

C - Mid Atlantic High

D - Bartlett High

12. What is the highest ever recorded temperature in England?

A - 33.3c

B - 36.8c

C - 38.5c

D - 39.7c

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1) Hail

2) Sea surface temperature

3) 4

4) 38km

5) Rob Mcelwee

6) 2009/10

7) CAPE

dirol.gifMadden Julian Oscillation

9) Occluded front

10) 50

11) Azores high

12) 38.5C

Probably about 5 wrong, but I didn't google the answers!

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1. Hail

2. Sea Surface Temperature

3. 4

4. 50km

5. Rob McElwee

6. 1962/63

7. CAPE

8. Madden Julian Oscillation

9. Stationary Front

10. 51

11. Azores High? (although large HP on continent too, but it is an Eastern Europe High)

12. 38.5c, but not too sure.

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1 Hail

2 Surface Sea Temperature

3 4

4 50 kms

5 Rob Mcelwee

6 1962/63

7 Thickness........what does 'cape mean?'

8 Errrr

9 Stationary Front

10 Errr

11 Azores High

12 38.5C or just over 100 F

I didn't google the answers either or let myself be influenced by previous answers.

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Backtrack scores 7/12

The Watcher scores 12/12

Mike scores 8/12

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1 - Hail

2 - Sea surface Temperature

3 - 4

4 - 50km

5 - Rob Mcelwee

6 - 1962 / 63

7 - CAPE

8 - Madden Julian Oscillation.

9 - Occlusion

10 - 51

11 - Azores High.

12 - 38.5

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Feb1991 scores 11/12

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I would say its either 4,6, 10 or 12 that i have got wrong!

Nope, lol. Number 9.

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Nope, lol. Number 9.

of course, i know the answer now, bad blunder that!!, anyway, thanks for the quiz anyway.

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of course, i know the answer now, bad blunder that!!, anyway, thanks for the quiz anyway.

All you needed to do was see which answer of yours was different to the watcher, as he got top markslaugh.png

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All you needed to do was see which answer of yours was different to the watcher, as he got top markslaugh.png

Had a fair bit to drink last night, lol, i did not look at other peoples answers to start with but could have looked to find out which i got wrong!!!, a good score considering i did not cheat but a disappointing one to get wrong!!

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Number 9 was a little trick question thrown in. If the Warm and cold front symbols were on the same side of the line, it would indeed be an occluded front.

I knew them all bar 1 which was a guess. Wasn't sure what the Max England temp was, knew it was high 30's.

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Number 9 was a little trick question thrown in. If the Warm and cold front symbols were on the same side of the line, it would indeed be an occluded front.

I knew them all bar 1 which was a guess. Wasn't sure what the Max England temp was, knew it was high 30's.

Yes, i did it so quick i did expect to make a mistake but i expected it to be either of the ones i mentioned, so am i right that it does not have to be multiple point to be an occlusion, just that the air behind it be of no significant difference to the air in front of it.

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Yes, i did it so quick i did expect to make a mistake but i expected it to be either of the ones i mentioned, so am i right that it does not have to be multiple point to be an occlusion, just that the air behind it be of no significant difference to the air in front of it.

You would usually associate occlusions with a low pressure system bringing warmer air on its SE Flank and a warm front, with colder air on its Western flank bringing a cold front, around the center of the low these 2 air masses mix and it is as if the warm and cold fronts eventually catch up with each other and leave the remnants of each other. It doesn't always work that way though and it certainly doesn't have to be multiple point. It could just be a mix of air masses that have enough energy and instability to bring a period of rainfall. In the case of a stationary front, you could have a battleground scenario causing cold from East to meet Mild from West, with a mix of air in between not moving anywhere, we get an occluded front with nowhere to go.

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1. hail

2. sea surface temperature

3. 4

4. 50 km

5. rob mcelwee

6. 62/63

7. cape

8. madden julian oscilliation

9. stationary front

10. 51

11. azores high

12. 38.5C

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1. hail

2. sea surface temperature

3. 4

4. 50 km

5. rob mcelwee

6. 62/63

7. cape

8. madden julian oscilliation

9. stationary front

10. 51

11. azores high

12. 38.5C

12/12, but I think with all the answers already posted above, its a little easy now. lol.

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12/12, but I think with all the answers already posted above, its a little easy now. lol.

yeah i know, just as well its fun, 0nly saw it now though

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Here's a few more seeing its the holidays & we all have a little time.

13. Where is the location of the lowest minimum temperature recorded in England, of -26.1c in January 1982?

A - Shap, Cumbria

B - Newport, Shropshire

C - Houghall, County Durham

D - Woburn, Bedfordshire

14. On average, how many miles away from earth is the sun?

A - 84,000,000

B - 93,000,000

C - 99,000,000

D - 104,000,000

15. What weather type does this symbol represent?

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A - Freezing Rain

B - Thunder

C - Sleet

D - Squally Winds

16. What is the "foehn effect"?

A - A hollow area with built up homegrown surface cold

B - Evaporative cooling caused by different levels of air mass

C - Warming of air over warm sea temperatures

D - A dry down-slope wind causing adiabatic warming lea of high ground

17. Where is statistically, the driest place in Britian?

A - Lincoln, Lincolnshire

B - Southend, Essex

C - Bedford, Bedfordshire

D - St Osyth, Essex

18. What does the weather abbreviation WBFL stand for?

A - Wet Bulb Freezing Level

B - Water Bulb Freezing Level

C - Wet Bulb Forecasting Level

D - Water Bulb Forecasting Level

19. What type of cloud is in this image?

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A - Altostratus

B - Cirrus

C - Cirrostratus

D - Altocumulus

20. The "Bartlett" High Pressure cell is named in honour of who?

A - Michael Bartlett

B - Andrew Bartlett

C - Paul Bartlett

D - Fredrick Bartlett

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Here's a few more seeing its the holidays & we all have a little time.

13. Where is the location of the lowest minimum temperature recorded in England, of -26.1c in January 1982?

A - Shap, Cumbria

B - Newport, Shropshire

C - Houghall, County Durham

D - Woburn, Bedfordshire

14. On average, how many miles away from earth is the sun?

A - 84,000,000

B - 93,000,000

C - 99,000,000

D - 104,000,000

15. What weather type does this symbol represent?

post-12721-0-22517000-1357049792.jpg

A - Freezing Rain

B - Thunder

C - Sleet

D - Squally Winds

16. What is the "foehn effect"?

A - A hollow area with built up homegrown surface cold

B - Evaporative cooling caused by different levels of air mass

C - Warming of air over warm sea temperatures

D - A dry down-slope wind causing adiabatic warming lea of high ground

17. Where is statistically, the driest place in Britian?

A - Lincoln, Lincolnshire

B - Southend, Essex

C - Bedford, Bedfordshire

D - St Osyth, Essex

18. What does the weather abbreviation WBFL stand for?

A - Wet Bulb Freezing Level

B - Water Bulb Freezing Level

C - Wet Bulb Forecasting Level

D - Water Bulb Forecasting Level

19. What type of cloud is in this image?

post-12721-0-26901400-1357049946_thumb.j

A - Altostratus

B - Cirrus

C - Cirrostratus

D - Altocumulus

20. The "Bartlett" High Pressure cell is named in honour of who?

A - Michael Bartlett

B - Andrew Bartlett

C - Paul Bartlett

D - Fredrick Bartlett

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13 - Newport

14 - 99,000,000

15 - Sleet

16 - A dry down-slope wind causing adiabatic warming lea of high ground

17 - St Osyth, Essex

18 - Wet Bulb Freezing Level

19 - Cirrostratus

20 - Paul Bartlett

I think i will do terrible here, might only have 3 correct answers, i would be astonished if 6 or more were right!!!!

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Feb1991 has 5 correct answers!

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13 Newport, Shropshire

14 99,000,000

15 Freezing Rain

16 A dry down-slope wind causing adiabatic warming lea of high ground

17 St Osyth, Essex

18 Wet Bulb Freezing Level

19 Altostratus

20 Paul Bartlett

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Backtrack scores 7/12

The Watcher scores 12/12

Mike scores 8/12

I fort I got 9?

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I fort I got 9?

8/12 sorry Mike.

Numbers 2,7,8 & 10 are incorrect.

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A couple more;

1. Which type of cloud is usually associated with thunderstorms?

A - Cumulonimbus

B - Stratocumulus

C - Cirrus

D - Cumulus

2 - When was the last year snow fell in any part of the Sahara Desert?

A - 2009

B - 2010

C - 2011

D - 2012

3 - Which "class" of solar flare is most commonly known as the weakest?

A - Class C

B - Class M

C - Class X

D - Class Z

4. Going by the rule of the thumb, how many cm's of snow would 10mm of rain equate too?

A - 5cm

B - 8cm

C - 10cm

D - 14cm

5. Which one of the following is evident here?

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A - WBFL

B - LEWP

C - CAPE

D - LLLR

6. What is this?

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A - Sleet

B - Snow

C - Frost

D - Hail

7. What colour line does the control run represent in a typical GEFS ensemble suite?

A - Red

B - Green

C - Blue

D - Black

8. What is a supercell?

A - A type of high pressure system

B - A type of thunderstorm

C - A type of tropical depression

D - A type of cloud

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