Weather questions This is a list of recently added questions about weather. Play weather quiz and see all the questions. 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: Tschuka very hard 38% stratusstratus1624cumuluscumulus726cumulonimbuscumulonimbus867cirruscirrus990clouds 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: Tschuka very hard 39% Arcus cloudArcus cloud1724CirrostratusCirrostratus741StratusStratus542NimbostratusNimbostratus1346atmosphere 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: Tschuka hard 44% cumulonimbuscumulonimbus685cirruscirrus1468cumuluscumulus2212stratusstratus639sky 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: Tschuka hard 45% stratusstratus438cumuluscumulus2072cumulonimbuscumulonimbus2543cirrostratuscirrostratus487nature 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: Tschuka very hard 35% CirrocumulusCirrocumulus385CirrostratusCirrostratus729StratocumulusStratocumulus509StratusStratus435geography 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: Tschuka hard 49% ChinookChinook1729HalnyHalny767BoraBora461SamumSamum514meteorology riddles » What is the name of this phenomenon?Iridescence is the phenomenon of certain surfaces that appear to gradually change colour as the angle of view or the angle of illumination changes. Examples of iridescence include soap bubbles, butterfly wings and sea shells, as well as certain minerals. It is often created by structural coloration (microstructures that interfere with light).Created by: Ninjaihard 54% advectionadvection186iridescenceiridescence787rainbowrainbow193Morning GloryMorning Glory290optics riddles » The fear of thunder and lightning is called ...Brontophobia is an abnormal fear of thunder and lightning that can be developed both by humans and animals. A person with brontophobia will often feel anxious during a thunderstorm even when they understand that the threat to them is minimal.Created by: Ninjaihard 40% brontophobiabrontophobia167agoraphobiaagoraphobia76aerophobiaaerophobia94cynophobiacynophobia77phobias riddles » Saffir-Simpson scale is used to measure ...Hurricane force. Officially, the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale is used only to describe hurricanes forming in the Atlantic Ocean and northern Pacific Ocean east of the International Date Line. Other areas use different scales to label these storms, which are called "cyclones" or "typhoons", depending on the area.Created by: Tschuka very hard 23% Speed supersonic jetsSpeed supersonic jets13Shock wave at nuclear explosionShock wave at nuclear explosion71Hurricane forceHurricane force33Thunderbolt forceThunderbolt force26physics riddles » Which continent has the lowest precipitation rate?Antarctica is technically a desert, averaging just 166 mm (6.5 in) of precipitation per year. Only some fringe coastal areas have a tundra climate with a short summer averaging above freezing, and much higher precipitation.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 68% AfricaAfrica2209AsiaAsia373AustraliaAustralia2604AntarcticaAntarctica11367deserts riddles » Play nature quiz and see all the questions.