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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-22-2019, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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Last night the forecast for our area was for no rain, we received 5.5 inches! Tonight we were to have flooding rains, large hail, damaging winds and it appears we will have about a quarter of an inch and no severe weather. Go figure.
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sounds like some mean thunderstorms lots of ac/dc in those clouds too
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You're right Guzzi, sometimes it's more reliable just to look around at the "signs".

A few I've found to often be right about rain coming are: High wispy clouds ("mare's tails"), macaral (sp?) clouds, and most of the cows laying down in the field - all often mean rain within 24 hours, usually less. Especially the cows! I've found them to be more reliable than a lot of meteorologists!
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I don't think of it as "art". "Guess work" or "think" is more apt.
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My Grandfather and me sat under his carport in a torrential downpour. He said, weather man said 10% chance of rain today. Sure would hate too see 20%.
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Weather bug is usually fairly accurate.
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Sagia, pin heads argue about that all the time. The common perception is that it's DC, but a lot of
meteorologist believe it's in a class of its own. More of a capacitance reaction in which it could be neither
DC or AC. There is no Square wave or Sine wave to it, not even a half wave.

https://www.physicsforums.com/thread...c-or-dc.70874/
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We have had a steady down pore from about 9 PM last night and here it is at 10:30 am and still poring rain coming off the roof I bet would fill a 55 gal drum in a couple of hours or less. I can for cast the weather better than the for casters because these old bones of mine go to throbbing and the pain is intense my late wife was the same way her knees and back would just about put her in bed, when that happens I can bet we will have rain in about 8 to 10 hours. Well at least it keeps my pond full.

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https://www.quora.com/Is-lightning-AC-or-DC

There have been people who survived getting hit by lightning with nothing but a little bit of singed hair.
Only because conditions were right for it to only ride down the outside of they're skin to ground.
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