A thread about rain and no other things


#601

just enough rain to wash the dirt in to my rainwater tank.


#602

It’s called a cloud.


#603

Is that right? I’ve never known how the radar works, but I assumed it was recording actual rain, not latent or potential rain


#604

No, it measures rain or occasionally other disturbances such as thick smoke. Clouds don’t count. You just got lucky/unlucky not to get splattered on. On my ride to work there were large but relatively sparse rain drops, which I speculate show up more strongly on the radar than they deserve to.


#605

Note that the radar does not “see” clouds, as cloud droplets are too small, but does see the rainfall which those clouds produce. These areas of rain “seen” by the radar are often called radar echoes. The radar may sometimes detect echoes from aircraft, areas of smoke/ash from large fires, swarms of insects, flocks of birds or even the ground or sea surface, when unusual atmospheric conditions bend the radar beam back down to the surface. As a result, there may be patterns on the radar images that do not represent falling rain.


#606

com-gif-maker-19


#607

lol.
I absolutely thought the same thing.

Some of us just think things, though.


#608

Sometimes the discussion here can be interesting and informative.

Not often though.


#609

That’s Mr Wind Rose Nerd to you, good sir.


#610

I think you also get a guernsey as Boomerang Nerd.


#611

The two are absolutely linked.

Stupid summer northerlies are a crosswind on my cycle commute. Worse than riding into it.


#612

It’s raining at the beach I’m at too.
Ironic on some levels.


#613

Heading to Byron bay next Thursday. Perfect weather right up until Thursday AM. Then ■■■■


#614

Should I hang my washing out? I fear it’ll end up up the street…


#615

If it’s like what it is down here, you won’t need to go inside. The first washing you hang out will be dry by the time you hang out the last of it. Strong northerlies.


#616

It also sees and shows Virga.


#617

Send the rain here I’ve got a bushfire 7kms from my place.


#618

Where are you at?

Also, bushfires in early November? Come on, planet


#619

South Canberra.


#620

Would anyone miss it?