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Quiz: Do You Know Your Weather Terminology?

You can only call yourself a weather geek if you get 80% or higher on this quiz! Test your weather terminology skills below:

Tell us your results below! Do you get ultimate weather geek bragging rights or do you need to take a crash course in meteorology?


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144 Comments


  1. 9/10 I was a USAF forecaster many moons ago, but must admit, I’ve never heard the term “ice pancake”.

  2. This was a schooling on what the terminology was. So I studied as if I was in school lol 3 tries and got nine number 10 still was wrong lol

  3. I have an advanced storm spotter certificate issued by nws BHM. I worked as a student intern for nws ffc and the cwsu at atl artcc. When nws ATL was next to ATL airport I was a frequent visitor and was allowed to operate nws 57D unit. I have been a spotter since 1974.

  4. 9/10. I studied Meteorology back in the 60/70’s and Derecho was not a word, but I do remember it being mentioned on TWC within the last year, just didn’t spend enough time thinking that question through. I do have 4 weather stations out back (not named, tho). And I did basic analyzing of Siberian weather messages back in the Cold War. Just a fyi – a measurement of something compared to something else is often shown as a ratio, like relative humidity (65/100 or 65%), not an absolute like Dew Point (65 F) .

  5. I read one question too fast or I would’ve gotten 8 correct:/patience, I have to learn patience.
    NOW!!!

  6. “A measure of the water vapor content of the air.” as a quiz item, as worded, is not specific enough to really differentiate between “Relative Humidity” and “Dewpoint”. As stated, the item leans more, technically, to “Dewpoint” since it uses the term “water vapor” instead of “moisture”. My 2 cents…

  7. 8/10. Been out of the weather business since ’74, before Derecho was even established, and never seen pancake ice. Some things you never forget, though.