The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15

Sunday, September 07, 2008

What to do about Ike???

Just a quick tropical update... Tropical Storm Josephine lost all her stuff and is now just a remnant low. They do not expect her to reform.

Tropical Storm Hanna made landfall, as just under a hurricane, between line between the Carolinas. Thousands are without power as the now Extra-Tropical Storm Hanna ripped her way through that area. She is now up in Maine, dropping buckets of rain. She was over my dad early this morning. Mikey has great coverage of Tropical Storm Hanna, a very picturesque storm in his neck of the woods.

The big story is Hurricane Ike. Hurricane Ike, now at category 4 hurricane, with his quite impressive eye is making his way toward Great Inagua island at this moment with his sites set on Cuba. Unfortunately for Cuba, Hurricane Ike is still an EXTREMELY DANGEROUS category 4 Hurricane, with intensification forecasted, most likely bringing Hurricane Ike to just under category 5. Fortunately for the Gulf Coast, that part of Cuba should tear her up, causing him to weaken substantially, which is good because he seems to want to follow in Gustav's footsteps. Yikes.

I was inputting my CoCoRaHS data this morning and this was today's CoCoRaHS message of the day... entitled "What to do with Dew?"... I am sure the team asks the same thing...

What to do with dew?
On mornings with very heavy dew, moisture may condense on the funnel of your gauge and then drip into the measurement cylinder. Should that be reported as precipitation?

The answer is no. Dew is condensation on the surface, not precipitation from the sky. If you find moisture in your gauge from dew, do not include that in your precipitation report. Dew may be a valuable source of water, however, for plants, animals and insects. If you observe heavy dew, report that in your “Observation Notes”

Thanks for participating in CoCoRaHS!
Cracked me up.

Have a great Sunday!

1 comment:

  1. Get out of my gauge, you, you, Dew, you. :P


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