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There has been no significant snowfall in San Francisco since 1976, but that could be about to change: meteorologists are predicting that the rare conjunction of a Pacific rainstorm and a powerful front of cold air blowing south from Canada will lead to the region’s first significant snowfall in over 25 years.

Which of the following do the statements above best support?

A. There has been no snow in San Francisco in 25 years.

B. There will soon be a snowstorm in San Francisco.

C. San Francisco is ill-equipped to handle a significant snowfall.

D. In some regions, Pacific rain rarely coincides with Canadian cold fronts.

E. It is not currently snowing in the Bay Area.

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There has been no significant snowfall in San Francisco since 1976, but that could be about to change: meteorologists are predicting that the rare conjunction of a Pacific rainstorm and a powerful front of cold air blowing south from Canada will lead to the region’s first significant snowfall in over 25 years.

Which of the following do the statements above best support?

A. There has been no snow in San Francisco in 25 years.

B. There will soon be a snowstorm in San Francisco.

C. San Francisco is ill-equipped to handle a significant snowfall.

D. In some regions, Pacific rain rarely coincides with Canadian cold fronts.

E. It is not currently snowing in the Bay Area.


Hi,
lets rephrase the PARA--
There has been no significant show fall in SF. but A rare combination of X and Y will result in significant rainfall.

lets see the choices

A. There has been no snow in San Francisco in 25 years.
Changes the scope. From significant snowfall to No snow

B. There will soon be a snowstorm in San Francisco.
again changes the SCOPE. from snowfall to snowstorm

C. San Francisco is ill-equipped to handle a significant snowfall.
Out of Context-- there is nothing mentioned about preparedness.

D. In some regions, Pacific rain rarely coincides with Canadian cold fronts.
Correct-- this combination, resulting in significant snowfall, has been mentioned as rare conjunction

E. It is not currently snowing in the Bay Area.
Out of context

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There has been no significant snowfall in San Francisco since 1976, but that could be about to change: meteorologists are predicting that the rare conjunction of a Pacific rainstorm and a powerful front of cold air blowing south from Canada will lead to the region’s first significant snowfall in over 25 years.

Which of the following do the statements above best support?

A. There has been no snow in San Francisco in 25 years.

We only know that rainfall is not significant since 1976 in SFO. Significant doesn't mean no snow. There this option is not supported by statements above.

B. There will soon be a snowstorm in San Francisco.

Well meteorologists are just predicticing that this conjuction will lead to a snowfall. But predictions may not come true. Not supported.

C. San Francisco is ill-equipped to handle a significant snowfall.

Whether SFO is ill-equipped is not mentioned. Not supported.

D. In some regions, Pacific rain rarely coincides with Canadian cold fronts.

We are given that this is a rare conjunction of a Pacific rainstorm and a powerful front of cold air blowing south from Canada. This option just rephrase this statement. Supported.

E. It is not currently snowing in the Bay Area.

We are given that "that(i.e. no significant snowfall since 1976) could be about to change". But we cannot say from this statement whether it is snowing or not in bay area. Not supported.


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If the case of rare coincidence is considered then clearly option D satisfies the condition.option A,B,C and partially or completely out of scope
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