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
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
every. last. drop.
of summer fun
Hope you have a wonderful weekend my friends!