Curtain

A downburst of rain draws a curtain across part of the landscape.

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Citizen Science

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Today I posted my first observation to the CoCoRaHS database. This is a network of several thousand volunteers in the US and Canada who observe and report daily what precipitation fell. It’s also a site to report significant weather, such as hail, very heavy rain or snow, severe winds, and so forth.

I’ve informally collected weather data for years. Reporting through CoCoRaHS is a cool way to formalize and further systematize my hobby. It’s also a great way to share the data I collect, and make it available to others.

Rain

Rain

We’ve had a long dry-ish spell, little rain has fallen since mid-May. We’re getting some very welcome precipitation this morning and the radar suggest more is coming today. That’s good, the water level in our ran barrels was getting uncomfortably low.

Rain is a blessing, filling barrels, watering the garden, lawn, farmers’ fields which were looking dry, leaving puddles for the birds to bathe in. I give thanks for rain as I try to give thanks for all things.