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North American blizzard of 2003: Quiz


Question 1: This secondary system fed off the moisture of the ________ and enhanced precipitation totals from North Carolina to Massachusetts.
Indian OceanArctic OceanAtlantic OceanPacific Ocean

Question 2: The storm developed in the southern Rockies on February 14, and moved through southern ________ and the Lower Tennessee Valley during the next few days.

Question 3: Secondly, a high pressure system was in place over eastern portions of ________, allowing for cold air to be brought down into the coastal areas in a process known as cold air damming.
United KingdomBarbadosUnited StatesCanada

Question 4: By that time, a secondary low pressure system formed off the ________ coast and travelled north, turning the storm into a nor'easter for New York City and Boston.
North CarolinaPennsylvaniaGeorgia (U.S. state)South Carolina

Question 5: In ________ and Boston, this was the biggest snowstorm on record, with 28.2 and 27.5 inches (71.6 and 69.9 cm) respectively.
Rockville, MarylandBaltimoreAnnapolis, MarylandMaryland

Question 6: Washington's Reagan National Airport, ________, Philadelphia International Airport, and LaGuardia Airport in New York were shut down completely, and Dulles Airport had one runway open.
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall AirportNewark Liberty International AirportCharlotte/Douglas International AirportO'Hare International Airport

Question 7: All cities from ________ to Boston were covered in 15 to 30 inches (38-76 cm) of snow, and those cities were brought to a standstill due to problems caused by temperatures and the snow.
AtlantaPhoenix, ArizonaWashington, D.C.New York City

Question 8: Much of ________ received heavy snowfall, with Mansfield receiving 21 inches and Columbus receiving about a foot.
IndianaOhioMichiganNew Jersey

Question 9: Farther north, snow and ice affected the ________.
Northeastern United StatesWestern United StatesSouthern United StatesMidwestern United States

Question 10: Most notably, the storm allowed for cyclogenesis off of the coastal Carolinas, a feature that is common to most major winter storms in the eastern parts of ________.
North AmericaSouth AmericaAmericas (terminology)Americas


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