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Southern New England Weather
USA - Specific Regions
"This quiz focuses on the erratic and entertaining weather conditions that impact Southern New England, including specific famous examples of severe weather events, as well as important weather offices located in the region."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What term is given to strong ocean-enhanced storms which can paralyze coastal New England cities with heavy snow and high winds during winter? They are named after the direction of the wind that is associated with them.
The Atlantic Ocean plays a huge role in the climate of Southern New England. What effect does this body of water have on the region?
It makes the region drier in the winter and wetter in the summer
It makes temperatures warmer in the summer because of the sunlight reflected by the ocean
It moderates the climate by making temperatures warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer
It makes temperatures colder in the winter by absorbing most of the sun's rays
While uncommon, southern New England has also seen its fair share of tropical weather. Which 1991 hurricane made landfall twice in Rhode Island (in Block Island and then Newport) and caused extensive damage throughout Southern New England?
The main National Weather Service office for southern New England, which provides information for southern New Hampshire, most of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and eastern Connecticut is located in which city in what Massachusetts city?
What famous event in 1953 caused tens of millions of dollars worth of damage and killed almost 100 people in the city of Worcester, MA?
Fire caused by a lightning strike
Strong tropical storm
The Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory in eastern Massachusetts is a famous weather station in southern New England. What is so interesting about this observatory?
It was built by the Pilgrims in the 1600s
It is the largest weather observatory in the country
It has survived six different fires
It is the oldest continuous record-keeping weather observatory in North America
What was the first hurricane of the 21st century that came close enough to the southern New England coastline to warrant the National Weather Service issuing a hurricane warning for the storm?
Hurricane Kyle (2008)
Hurricane Earl (2010)
Hurricane Noel (2007)
Hurricane Isabel (2003)
What legendary late 20th century snowstorm resulted in both Boston and Providence achieving new records for highest storm-total snowfall amounts, sustained winds of hurricane-force, hundreds of people stranded on the highways, and 100+ fatalities in southern New England?
The Superstorm of '93
The April Fool's Day Blizzard of '97
The Blizzard of '78
The North American Blizzard of '96
Which of these New England states had the highest record temperature in the 20th century?
Which of the following climate characteristics is NOT true about southern New England?
It is usually cloudy and humid in the spring
It can be described as a humid, continental climate
Average annual rainfall is typically between 40 inches and 60 inches
Winters are usually dry, on average
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Compiled Jun 28 12