ChATBAns - CHAPTER A WEATHER ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING _...

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CHAPTER A WEATHER ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING __________________________________________________________ MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS 1. On average, 24-hour forecasts issued by the National Weather Service are correct about ______ of the time. a. 100% b. 85% c. 50% d. 25% e. 2% *b. 85% 2. A World Meteorological Center is located at a. Washington, D.C. b. Moscow, Russia. c. Melbourne, Australia. d. All of these are correct. e. None of these is correct. *d. All of these are correct. 3. Weather forecasting requires a. acquisition of weather data representing the present state of the atmosphere. b. depiction of observational data on weather maps. c. analysis of weather data and prediction. d. dissemination of weather information and forecasts to users. e. All of the above are correct. *e. All of the above are correct. 4. Weather stations gather data for a. preparation of weather maps and forecasts. b. exchange of weather information with other nations. c. use by aviation. d. for climatic purposes. e. All of the above are correct. *e. All of the above are correct. 5. At 0900 UTC, it is ______ Eastern Standard Time (EST) in Boston, MA.
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midnight b. 4 a.m. c. 9 a.m. d. 2 p.m. e. None of these is correct. *b. 4 a.m. 6. At 1200 UTC, it is ______ Central Standard Time (CST) in Chicago, IL. a. midnight b. 6 p.m. c. 6 a.m. d. noon e. 7 a.m. *c. 6 a.m. 7. As part of its modernization program, the old manual system of weather observations at National Weather Service Forecast Offices was replaced by a. AWIPS b. ASOS *b. ASOS 8. As part of its modernization program, the National Weather Service has a. installed radar systems that operate in both the reflectivity and velocity (Doppler) mode. b. replaced manually-operated weather stations with automated systems (ASOS). c. installed AWIPS work stations. d. All of the above are correct. *d. All of the above are correct. 9. The principal function of the NWS Cooperative Observer Network is to record daily precipitation and temperatures for _________ purposes. a. hydrologic b. agricultural c. climatic d. All of the above are correct. e. None of the above is correct. *d. All of the above are correct. 10.
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ChATBAns - CHAPTER A WEATHER ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING _...

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