Meteorology (3-15-22) – Fikkle Fame

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Today’s Final Jeopardy question (3/15/2022) in the “Weather” category was:

It was feared that this word would cause panic, but in 1950 the USWB ended its ban on forecasting, saying the prediction was not impossible.

new champ Amy Bekkerman, a university publisher from Durham, NH, earned $16,100 yesterday. In game 2, his opponents are: Ariel San Jose, a digital marketing executive from South San Francisco, California; and Simi Praman elementary school teacher from Washington, DC.

Round 1 Categories: Foreign Words and Phrases – TV News – Fashion – The Ancient Mariner – Water, Water – Everywhere

Amy found the Jeopardy! Round Daily Double in “Water, Water” under $800 on the 12th pick of the round. She was in the lead with $2,800, $1,400 more than Simi in second place. Amy bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.

The Hollands Diep River empties into the Haring Estuary, which eventually empties into this sea To display

WHAT IS THE NORTH SEA?

Amy finished first with $6,000. Simi was second with $4,200 and Ariel was last with $1,000. All clues have been shown.

Round 2 Categories: Buildings in History – Glow-pourri – Authors – Movie Madness – Classical Music – Crossword Clues “Q”

Amy found the first Daily Double in “Glow-Pourri” under $1,600 on the 2nd pick of the round. She was in the lead with $7,200, $3,000 more than Simi in second place. Amy bet $5,000 and she was RIGHT.

Some believe that Lakshmi’s blessings go to those whose homes shine brightest during this festival To display

WHAT IS DIWALI?

Amy got the last Daily Double in “Authors” below $1,600 with 11 clues remaining after. She was in the lead with $22,200, $13,600 more than Simi in second place. Amy bet $5,000 and she was RIGHT.

Best known for his crime novels, in his later years he lectured on spiritualism and wrote a 2-volume history of it. To display

WHO IS ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE?

Amy finished first with $28,000. Simi finished second with $17,000. Ariel was last with $200. All clues have been shown.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT IS THE TORNADO?

From Atlas Obscura: “From 1887 to 1950, American meteorologists were prohibited from attempting to predict tornadoes. To mention them was… ‘career suicide.’ The reasoning behind the ban was that the predictions were generally inaccurate and caused more harm than good. Along with the prospect of a panicked public, businessmen worried about the economic effects on areas identified as tornado-prone. Forecasters had to replace the word “tornado” with phrases such as “severe local storms”.

In 1948, two Air Force meteorologists, Major Ernest J. Fawbush and Captain Robert E. Miller, made weather history when two tornadoes struck an Oklahoma Air Force base in the space of five days. They accurately predicted the second tornado. It’s an incredible story. In light of the success of the Fawbush-Miller method, the Weather Bureau reconsidered its position and in 1950 meteorologists were allowed to use the word “tornado” at their own discretion. This also resulted in the formation of the Severe Weather Unit which began issuing its first severe weather forecasts in 1953.



Ariel wrote “Surprise”. Ken said that’s something you never want to hear from a weatherman. Ariel lost $199 (we bet it was no surprise to him!). He had $1.00 left.

Simi thought it was a hurricane. She lost $5,000, ending with $12,000.

Amy got it right. She bet $10,000 and won the game with $38,000. His 2-day total is $54,100.

Final Jeopardy (03/15/2022) Amy Bekkerman, Ariel San Jose, Simi Landau

Reverse: UAE, UAE ($1,000) The Humboldt Current is sometimes referred to as the Current of this South American country – Ariel’s answer to the Chilean Current has been rejected in favor of the Peruvian Current; subsequently, the judges found references to the Chilean stream and Ariel was awarded $2,000.

2 triple stumpers from the last lap:

MOVIE MADNESS ($800) Vic Vega is a tortured soul – no, make it a tortured soul – and gets voiced by a cop in this 1992 Tarantino movie

CLASSICAL MUSIC ($2,000) Composer Aram Khachaturian’s most familiar piece is this pointed “dance” featured in his ballet “Gayane”

More clues on page 2

2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “19th Century Plays”

Taken from the title of a British comedy, it completes the last line “I have now realized for the first time in my life the essentials…” To display

WHAT IS “THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING SERIOUS”?

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