1. A. Some species of domesticated dogs turn white in the winter.
FTO: At least as far as The QuizQueen knows this isn’t true.
2. D. Both
FTO: I wouldn’t have expected to find Hummingbirds in Alaska either!
3. B. It frequently occurs in Maine.
FTO: OK, maybe some Maine resident can prove me wrong, but it wasn’t listed among MY facts.
4. A. Slower than summer.
FTO: Gee, did you really think The QuizQueen would make up such a silly question?
5. Trick question, they are all winds!
FTO: They were such fun names I couldn’t choose and so went with them all.
6. C. The winds of a nor’easter blow so strong and fierce that even when snow falls it does not accumulate.
FTO: I imagine there are plenty of people who WISH this were true.
7. B. The Blizzard of 1888 was completely invented by The QuizQueen and in fact no snow fell that winter in northeast America except in trace amounts.
FTO: This was pretty serious stuff.
8. All true.
FTO: Pretty weird, huh?
9. D. Barrow, Alaska
FTO: Although none of these places are too balmy in the winter! Just imagine an average temperature of 4.1 degrees Fahrenheit.
10. C. 10
FTO: Results can vary, but that’s the average, according to The QuizQueen’s weather sources.
11. D. The temperature of snow clouds must be 32 degrees Fahrenheit or colder for snow to form.
FTO: It can be warmer on the ground and you don’t even need clouds to snow. Doesn’t seem fair, really.
12. D. It can be too cold to snow.
FTO: It can never be too cold to snow although it usually doesn’t snow very heavily when temperatures fall really low.
13. D. A frost-freeze warning means that temperatures are expected to fall below zero degrees Fahrenheit and may cause significant damage to plants, crops, or fruit trees.
FTO: Well, yeah, but they don’t usually issue warnings about that do they, they only bother when it is nearing 32 degrees Fahrenheit, right?
14. A. Snowfall that accumulates 6 or more inches in 12 hours or 8 or more inches in 24 hours.
FTO: Don’t you just love the term thundersnow? The QuizQueen will send some your way if you guessed “D.”
15. A. Stampede Pass, Washington
FTO: 440.3 inches! Yipes, even for someone who grew up in the snow belt that is depressing to think about.
16. D. McGrath, Alaska
FTO: -75, can you even imagine? Mt. Washington is the warmest with its record low of only –47 degrees Fahrenheit.