Weather questions This is a list of recently added questions about weather. Play weather quiz and see all the questions. Where does the phenomenon know as the Lighthouse of Maracaibo occurs?In Venezuela. Catatumbo lightning is an atmospheric phenomenon in Venezuela. It occurs only over the mouth of the Catatumbo River where it empties into Lake Maracaibo. The phenomenon is characterized by almost continuous lightning and occurs during 260 nights a year, 10 hours per day and up to 280 times per hour. It has been known for centuries as the Lighthouse of Maracaibo, since it is visible for miles around Lake MaracaiboCreated by: Ninjaihard 56% in Brazilin Brazil62in Chinain China9in Vietnamin Vietnam19in Venezuelain Venezuela115curiosities riddles » What cloud is that?Morning Glory cloud. The Morning Glory cloud is a roll cloud, or arcus cloud, that can be up to 1,000 km long, 1 to 2 km high and often only 100 to 200 metres above the ground. The southern part of the Gulf of Carpentaria in Northern Australia is the only known location where it can be predicted and observed on a more or less regular basis due to the configuration of land and sea in the area.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 27% Morning Glory cloudMorning Glory cloud34Kelvin-Helmholtz cloudKelvin-Helmholtz cloud39AsperitasAsperitas22Cumulonimbus IncusCumulonimbus Incus29clouds riddles » How far away did the lightning strike if it took 3 seconds to hear the thunder?Approx. 1 km. Sound travels through air at 331.2 meters per second, so after 3 seconds it would travel approximately 1 kilometer.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 33% approx. 0.3 kmapprox. 0.3 km83approx. 1 kmapprox. 1 km273approx. 3 kmapprox. 3 km351approx. 9 kmapprox. 9 km106light riddles » In which U.S. region the tornados are most frequent?In the Mid Eastern states. Tornado Alley is a colloquial term for the area of the United States where tornadoes are most frequent. The term was first used in 1952 as the title of a research project to study severe weather in areas of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, North Dakota, and Minnesota.Created by: Ninjaihard 45% in Californiain California2458in the Mid Eastern statesin the Mid Eastern states3695in the Atlantic coastin the Atlantic coast1491they occur evenly throughout the U.S.they occur evenly throughout the U.S.526natural disasters riddles » What clouds produce a drizzle?Stratus. The term stratus is used to describe flat, hazy, featureless clouds of low altitude varying in color from dark gray to nearly white. Stratus clouds may produce a light drizzle or a small amount of snow. These clouds are essentially above-ground fog formed either through the lifting of morning fog or through cold air moving at low altitudes over a region. Created by: Tschukavery hard 38% stratusstratus1749cumuluscumulus762cumulonimbuscumulonimbus930cirruscirrus1045nature riddles » What is the name of this cloud?Arcus clouds most frequently form along the leading edge or "gust fronts" of thunderstorm outflow; some of the most dramatic arcus formations mark the gust fronts of derecho-producing convective systems. Roll clouds also may arise in the absence of thunderstorms, forming along the shallow cold air currents of some sea breeze boundaries and cold fronts. Created by: Tschukahard 40% Arcus cloudArcus cloud1861CirrostratusCirrostratus788StratusStratus568NimbostratusNimbostratus1422atmosphere riddles » What cloud is it?Cumulus clouds are clouds which have flat bases and are often described as "puffy", "cotton-like" or "fluffy" in appearance. Cumulus clouds can be formed from water vapor, supercooled water droplets, or ice crystals, depending upon the ambient temperature. They come in many distinct subforms, and generally cool the earth by reflecting the incoming solar radiation. Created by: Tschukahard 44% cumulonimbuscumulonimbus718cirruscirrus1549cumuluscumulus2371stratusstratus678sky riddles » What cloud is it?Cumulonimbus, from the Latin cumulus ("storm cloud"), is a dense, towering vertical cloud associated with thunderstorms and atmospheric instability, forming from water vapor carried by powerful upward air currents. If observed during a storm, these clouds may be referred to as thunderheads. Cumulonimbus can form alone, in clusters, or along cold front squall lines. These clouds are capable of producing lightning and other dangerous severe weather, such as tornadoes. Created by: Tschukahard 46% stratusstratus467cumuluscumulus2165cumulonimbuscumulonimbus2701cirrostratuscirrostratus529nature riddles » What cloud occurs in the form of 'almost invisible curtain' and gives no rainfall?Cirrostratus is a high-level, very thin, generally uniform stratiform genus-type of cloud, composed of ice-crystals.Created by: Tschukavery hard 35% CirrocumulusCirrocumulus469CirrostratusCirrostratus897StratocumulusStratocumulus600StratusStratus530geography riddles » What is the name given to the local dry wind in the Rocky Mountains?Chinook is claimed to mean "ice-eater", as it can make snow one foot deep vanish in one day. The snow partly melts and partly evaporates in the dry wind. The greatest recorded temperature change in 24 hours was caused by Chinook winds on 15 January 1972, in Loma, Montana; the temperature rose from −48 to +9 °C (−54 to +49 °F)Created by: Tschukahard 52% ChinookChinook2253HalnyHalny864BoraBora551SamumSamum601meteorology riddles » Play weather quiz and see all the questions.