The largest snowflakes would probably be observed in ______ air whose temperature is ______ freezing.
In order for falling snowflakes to survive in air with temperatures much above freezing,
the air must be unsaturated and the wet-bulb temperature must be at or below freezing.
In the winter you read in the newspaper that a large section of the Midwest is without power due to downed power lines. Which form of precipitation would most likely produce this situation?
Which is NOT a correct association?
Which of the following might be mistaken from hail?
A raindrop or partially melted snowflake that freezes into a pellet of ice in a deep subfreezing layer of air near the surface is called:
Which type of precipitation would most likely form when the surface air temperature is slightly below freezing and the air temperature increases as you move upward away from the ground?
The primary method used in preventing the growth of large, destructive hailstones is to inject a thunderstorm with large quantities of:
Hail deposited in a long narrow band is known as a:
Precipitation with the greatest size (diameter) is:
Glaze is another name for:
You would use a wooden stick to measure rainfall in the:
standard rain gauge.
An amount of precipitation measured to be less than one hundredth of an inch (0.25 mm) is called:
If a city were to receive 1/2 inch of rain in the morning and then 5 inches of snow that afternoon, about how much precipitation would the weather service report for that day?
After a snowstorm, the newspaper reports that Buffalo, New York, received 1.5 inches of precipitation. If we assume an average water equivalent ratio for this snowstorm, then Buffalo received about:
15 inches of snow.
On average, the water equivalent of 10 inches of snow is about:
1 inch of water.
Radar gathers information about precipitation in clouds by measuring the:
amount of energy reflected back to a transmitter.
In a typical advancing winter storm, which of the following sequences of precipitation types is most likely to occur?
Rain, freezing rain, sleet, snow.
Freshly fallen snow can absorb sound waves.
The main difference between a cloud drop and a rain drop is its:
A typical raindrop is about ______ that of a typical cloud droplet.
a million times
Saturation vapor pressure increases as temperature increases.
Large cloud droplets fall faster than small cloud droplets because:
the ratio of the drop's surface area to weight is smaller.
The lightest form of rain is:
The difference in saturation vapor pressure between supercooled water and ice reaches a maximum at about -12°C. This means that the ice crystal process will be most effective in producing precipitation when cloud temperatures are around:
Satellites measure rainfall from space using which instrument?