summer

Mystery

solved …

The definition of “distant precipitation”?

The answer from Environment Canada:

” …Environment Canada employees observe weather conditions every hour, on

the hour. They report their findings back to the regional weather

centre. The weather observations from across the country are  processed

to help build surface maps.

If the weather observer sees rain that’s falling, but not where he or

she is standing, that rain cannot be recorded as rain at that reporting

station.   Instead,  there is a column on the observation sheet for such

things.  The term “distant precipitation” would be added to the remark

column.  It lets the forecaster know that although it wasn’t raining at

the observation site, rain was very nearby.

So distant precipitation indicates precipitation not falling at the

observation station.  It’s often reported in the summertime when diurnal

or daytime heating causes fair weather cumulus clouds to develop and

some of them in turn trigger isolated showers… “

I really needed to know

since

Hannah

is

on

the

way …

But today is the sun is shining – so I’m off to the beach!!

Look at the water temperature (taken last week)

26C,  almost 80 F – perfect for swimming.

Apparently warmer than usual ocean temperatures explain the hurricanes on the way.

It looks like we’re in for a blustery weekend

but in the meantime,

I’m going to

squeeze out

every. last. drop.

of summer fun

Hope you have a wonderful weekend my friends!

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8 thoughts on “Mystery

  1. Lor na says:

    I hope you don’t get hit too hard by Hannah … at least you get to enjoy a warm swim 🙂 We are supposed to get high winds and quite a bit of rain tomorrow afternoon and evening. I wanted to let you know I was finally able to listen to the boy’s Hockey Night in Canada "song." Very Nice!!!

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  2. I hope Hannah is nothing but a breeze by the time she reaches you. It’s been quite cool here. Today the sun was hot but the air had a definite fall feel and the night’s are cool, too! Time to bring out the big quilt.

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  3. Lor na says:

    I hope you don’t get hit too hard by Hannah … at least you get to enjoy a warm swim 🙂 We are supposed to get high winds and quite a bit of rain tomorrow afternoon and evening. I wanted to let you know I was finally able to listen to the boy’s Hockey Night in Canada "song." Very Nice!!!

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