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How well can you predict the weather?

How well can you predict the weather?

Quiz Questions

  • 1.
    If you count the number of times a cricket chirps in 14 seconds, then add 40, you can get a close estimate of...
    • A.
      A. The amount of days it will rain in the coming winter
    • B.
      B. The percentage humidity of the air
    • C.
      C. The temperature in Fahrenheit
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: For more information, check out this link! https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bring-science-home-cricket-temperature/
    • D.
      D. The number of days of sunshine in the coming summer
  • 2.
    As legend has it, if cows lie down...
    • A.
      A. They're looking to catch some rays
    • B.
      B. Rain is on the way
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: For some for more info on this wivestale, checkout: https://www.livescience.com/22445-do-cows-really-lie-down-when-it-s-about-to-rain.html
    • C.
      C. Snow is imminent
  • 3.
    If a groundhog emerges from hibernation and sees his shadow, there'll be...
    • A.
      A. Six more weeks of winter
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: Copy and paste this URL to see what the National Climatic Data Center has to say on the matter: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/news/groundhog-day-forecasts-and-climate-history
    • B.
      B. Fair weather in the coming weeks
    • C.
      C. A rainy summer
  • 4.
    Red sky in the morning means ...
    • A.
      A. Shepherd's delight 
    • B.
      B. Shepherd's warning
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: This one is discussed in the blog post, stay tuned.

Quiz Outcomes

  • 1.
    0 to 1 correct:
    Thankfully, we have meteorologists to rely on....
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  • 2.
    2 to 2 correct:
    Thankfully, we have meteorologists to rely on.... 
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  • 3.
    3 to 3 correct:
    You'e got the hang of this... but is it science or pseudoscience?
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  • 4.
    4 to 4 correct:
    You've got the hang of this.... but is it science or pseudoscience?
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