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California's Climate Quiz. ANSWERS


1. How much rainfall does most of California get between May and October?
_x_a. none
__b. 1/2 inch(1 cm)
__c. one inch(2cm)
__d. 2 inches (5 cm)
__e.  4 inches (10 cm)

2.  Which rainfall is the average for Death Valley (Furnace Creek 1911-2002)
__a. no measured rainfall
__b. about 1/2 inch (1cm)
_x_c.  about 2 inches (5 cm)
__d.  about  4 inches (10 cm)
__e.  about  6 inches (15 cm)

3.  Which has the least average yearly rainfall?
__a.. Fresno  (.9.8)
_x_b. San Diego (9.3)
__c. Riverside (10.2)
__d. Santa Barbara(15)
__e. Los Angeles (17)

4  Which has the highest average yearly rainfall?
__a. Los Angeles (17 inches)
__b. Sacramento (17)
__c. San Jose (18.5)
_x_d. San Luis Obispo (24)
__e. San Francisco (22.1)

5  Which area gets the most average rainfall in January?
__a. San Jose Costa Rica (.4(1.1 cm)
__b. San Jose California (2.8(7.1 cm))
__c. London, England (3.1(7.7 cm))
_x_d. Berkeley, California (5(12 cm))
__e. Rome, Italy (3.1(8cm))

6  Which gets the highest average rainfall in July?
_x_a. San Jose Costa Rica (9.6(21cm))
__b. San Jose California (0)
__c.  London England  (1.8(4.5 cm))
__d  Berkeley California (0)
__e. Rome (.6(1.6 cm))

7 . Who gets more sunny days per year?
__a. Bakersfield (191)
__b. San Diego (146)
__c. Los Angeles (186)
__d. Las Vegas (210)
_x_e. San Luis Obispo (310)

8  Who gets more sunny days per year?
__a. Salt Lake City (125)
__b. Tulsa Ok. (127)
__c. Miami, Fl. (74)
_x_d. San Francisco (160)
__e. Long Beach (159)

9  The coldest temperature recorded in California was
__a. -60F (-52C)
_x_b. -45 (-46C Boca, east side of Sierras, 1937)
__c. -30F(-30C)
__d. -20F(-28C)
__e. -10F(-24C)

10 Which California City has the lowest average wind speed?
__a. Bakersfield (6.4)
__b. Eureka (6.8)
__c Sacramento (7.8)
__d. San Francisco (8.7)
_x_e. Santa Barbara (6.0)

11.Which statement is NOT true.
___a. Highest California Rainfall in 24 hours was  26.12 inches at  Hoegees Camp in the  San Gabriel Mountains
___b. Highest yearly rainfall in California was 257.9 inches Camp 6(east of Crescent City)
___c. The wettest down pour in California was at  Campo (near the Mexican border), 11.5 inches (29.2 cm) in 80 minutes on August 12, 1891
___d. Greatest 1 Storm Snowfall was in a three day period of Feb 13-19 1959 at Shasta Ski Bowl,  189 inches
_x__e. Water Hole in Death Valley had no measured rainfall from February 1947 to December 1951.


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