Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Winston County Rainfall

About a year ago, I began keeping rainfall records as part of the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS).  One of the nice features of the network is that anyone can get a "station precipitation summary report" for any time period of interest.   When I requested the summary for the past year for my station, AL-WN-1, the total came to 75.04 inches.  According to this map, our average annual rainfall is about 52 inches.

The rain gauge required by CoCoRaHS is about $30.  It will hold 11 inches of rain and is accurate to a hundredth of an inch.  Rainfall is reported over the internet each morning between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. Another Winston County resident, Charles Brannon in Addison, also reports rainfall each morning; our reports are viewable at this link.  This link is always available in the links section of this blog.

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