rainfall

Definitions

  • England and Wales, Mean Annual Rainfall
    England and Wales, Mean Annual Rainfall
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rainfall water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On average, the rainfall across the Amazon is 7 feet annually.
    • n Rainfall A fall or descent of rain; the water, or amount of water, that falls in rain; as, the average annual rainfall of a region. "Supplied by the rainfall of the outer ranges of Sinchul and Singaleleh."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Coffee beans are similar to grapes that produce wine in that they are affected by the temperature, soil conditions, altitude, rainfall, drainage and degree of ripeness when picked.
    • n rainfall A falling of rain; a shower.
    • n rainfall The precipitation of water from clouds; the water, or the amount of water, coming down as rain. The rainfall is measured by means of the pluviometer or rain-gage. The average rainfall of a district includes the snow, if any, reduced to its equivalent in water.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The record for the biggest one day rainfall was set on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, on March 15, 1952, where 74 inches of rain fell in 24 hours.
    • Rainfall a fall of rain: the amount of water that falls in a given time in the form of rain
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. regn, rén, rain; Dut. and Ger. regen, Ice. regn.

Usage

In literature:

Have you ever calculated what forty days' rainfall would amount to?
"The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly" by Charles James Lever
Rainfall distribution is good throughout the year and would provide more than an ordinarily dependable source of waterpower.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
East of this line is the region of fairly assured rainfall.
"The Challenge of the Country" by George Walter Fiske
The annual rainfall at the same two places is 13.4 and 17.4 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
The average annual rainfall does not exceed 1.50 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
The rainfall during the season amounts to as much as 45 inches.
"Through South Africa" by Henry M. Stanley
In the midst was a circular depression, containing a little water, the remnant of the last rainfall.
"Renshaw Fanning's Quest" by Bertram Mitford
The heavy rainfall of the upper valleys unfits them for agriculture, and the farms are poor.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 4" by Various
Average rainfall, 27.59 inches.
"Edge Hill" by Edwin Walford
There appears to be little correlation between rainfall and breeding season at Quoin Hill.
"Birds from North Borneo" by Max C. Thompson
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In poetry:

I did not know that I should miss you . . .
I only miss you, day and night,
Stilly, as earth would miss the rainfall,
Always, as earth would miss the light.
"I Did Not Know" by Margaret Widdemer
The man with the red face, the stiff back,
I cannot see in the rainfall
Down Saint-Michel by the quays,
At the corner the wind speaking
Destiny, the four ways.
"Message From Abroad" by Allen Tate
Like the scent of grass ascending,
Like the crazed rainfall's mercury, the foliage among,
He stupefied the bark, approached the mouth, panting,
And, halting there, upon a braid he hung.
"Margarita" by Boris Pasternak
I will make my kitchen, and you shall keep your room,
Where white flows the river and bright blows the broom,
And you shall wash your linen and keep your body white
In rainfall at morning and dewfall at night.
"I Will Make You Brooches" by Robert Louis Stevenson

In news:

Especially great were the generous rainfall amounts over the majority of Texoma…the most significant rainfall in two months for most locations.
Our region needs this rainfall.
The National Weather Service is advising of the potential for heavy rainfall from the remnants of Isaac.
Depending on rainfall between now and next spring, some of this N may be available for next year's crop.
There is expected to be significant rainfall by Thursday morning.
Texoma rainfall averages in October run from about five inches of rain east to four inches west.
Although it wasn't as bad in 2012 as the landmark year before, the drought continues, and we still have a pretty large deficit of rainfall.
While we've been getting generous rainfall here in Colorado, our neighbors to the west haven't been so lucky.
Rainfall on Monday helped firefighters contain the blaze.
A dam has been built to curb further flooding after a canal in Devon burst its banks following heavy rainfall.
Of course, we can rejoice that we're finally getting some desperately needed rainfall.
Here is a look at the Christmas Eve Rainfall Totals.
Here is a look at the Christmas Eve Rainfall Totals What did you get.
Following are inches of rainfall reported by the National Weather Service between Friday and this morning.
Nov 27, 2012 — Secretary Mark Ghilarducci, of the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA), urges Californians to prepare for significant rainfall and high winds beginning tomorrow and lasting throughout the weekend.
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In science:

This conclusion extends the results obtained by power spectra analysis, where the similar periodicities in both SOI and local rainfall data were found .
Nonlinear analysis of bivariate data with cross recurrence plots
The maxima of the measures reveal an interrelation between the rainfall and the ENSO.
Nonlinear analysis of bivariate data with cross recurrence plots
Universal multifractals do exist: comments on ”A statistical analysis of mesoscale rainfall as a random cascade”. J.
On the uniqueness of the branching parameter for a random cascade measure
Specific humidity in the upper atmosphere is used because it has been shown to be an important component for rainfall in the region in both summer and winter [Cavazos and Hewitson (2005)].
Interpreting self-organizing maps through space--time data models
The opposite can be seen for the winter rainfall regions.
Interpreting self-organizing maps through space--time data models
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