i had my state competition recently as well (about a week ago)...
mine was separated into two parts; one part was completely multiple choice with simple questions, e.g. what are contrails made of? why does seasonal co2 vary?
the second part was entirely short answer and that's where most of the points on the test were. it asked you to explain certain concepts such as the leeward and windward sides of a mountain, feedback loops... the same kinds of questions that you'd see on the question marathon forum for meteorology. there was a "snowball earth" model that you had to explain, as well as some other diagrams they wanted you to give an explanation to.
meteorology is a fairly easy event, good luck everyone
3rd in state this year
So, like many others, my state competition was this past week, and, must I say, it was quite odd.
First of all, it was over a hundred questions. While this may seem pretty normal, this is Alabama we're talking about. The test was fairly easy, and was ACTUALLY stuff that was within the ranges of climate! I'm pretty sure at regionals I had a question about either the Saffir-Simpson or Fujita scales, so it was better than that.
The catch though, was that this baby was in stations. Have any of y'all seen this before? Since nats is the last time I'll be doing meteorology, I suppose it doesn't really matter if this happens often, but, ya know, I'm curious.
So, on to nationals... Does anyone have any doubt that this test will be another super long one? Any predictions about the test?
(PS. About a week ago! Ayyyyy)