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Old 08-24-2010, 02:51 PM
 
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hot, humid and rainy...


woke up this morning to a big crash of thunder at 530am.
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:43 PM
 
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For the first time this summer we are getting some real rain thanks to a kink in the upper levels that is creating lift, and you people should know that lift is needed to produce T- storms. I love this kind of setup with a low to our west and a kink in the upper levels. Bring on 10" of rain every day is what i like.
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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Chilly and rainy. 75* right now. I would love to see the sun, it's been a few days and I'm tired of driving through puddles.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:08 PM
 
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Chilly and rainy. 75* right now. I would love to see the sun, it's been a few days and I'm tired of driving through puddles.
You will get your sun and mid 90's back soon.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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You will get your sun and mid 90's back soon.
Looking forward to it

Although I just looked at the forecast and they don't have anything higher than 88 and looks like the rain is going to continue for a bit.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:43 PM
 
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Chilly and rainy. 75* right now. I would love to see the sun, it's been a few days and I'm tired of driving through puddles.
Chilly, that's funny.
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I'm enjoying the clouds/rain/cooler temps.
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Boston area, MA
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Me too...it is refreshing. The field across the way is now a lake, haha, but the sand hill cranes are loving it.
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:32 AM
 
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Usually when they say 60% chance of rain, they mean afternoon showers/storms for a little while and then the skies clear. However, today it has been raining all day long, which is very unusual for us.
Heh? What kind of interpretation is that? When they say there is a 60% chance of rain today, it means on a day like today six out of ten there will be rain. That's it.

It doesn't say how little or much, and neither when during the day. But apparently the majority of people don't understand what it means. Some think it is 60% of the place will have rain (wrong) or 60% of the time there will be rain (also wrong).

Here you have a study that asks the same question around the world and apparently New Yorkers are the one who understand better than anybody else in those other big European cities: Amsterdam, Berlin, Athens, Milan

Enjoy the fun reading

http://www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/en/mitarbeiter/gigerenzer/pdfs/RainFinal.pdf (broken link)
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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According to The importance of definitions: chance of rain Division by Zero

"The Wall Street Journal’s Carl Bialik, The Number’s Guy, recently wrote an article called Deciphering a 20% Chance of Rain. In it he answers some of these questions. It turns out that “percent chance of rain” does not mean the same thing for every weather organization....

AccuWeather.com says that the percentage is the probability that a measurable amount of rain (defined to be at least 0.01″) falls at the ‘official’ verification site....

On the other hand, the National Weather Service’s percentage, the “probability of precipitation” (PoP), is calculated as follows....(so) that if there is a 50% chance that the region will get rain and they expect this rain to cover 80% of the region then the PoP is 40%."

Anywho, my Tampa garden is wet and happy. Here's a new culm (pic just taken) on one of the bamboo's I transplanted from my south Florida property. It is currently growing taller at about 6 inches per day. Bamboo, watching the grass grow...

http://i925.photobucket.com/albums/ad99/housingcrashsurvivor/IMG_0725_1.jpg (broken link)
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