Saturday, July 05, 2008

Spitting Rain

Someone asked me if my use of "spitting rain" was a technical term and, if so, what does it mean?

Obviously, it's not very technical, but here is my attempt at a definition.

Subjective - if it is spitting rain, you can almost run between the drops.

More quantitative - if you observe spitting rain falling onto a porous surface, such as concrete or flagstone, you'll note the following. The drop splats and wet spots remain separate from one another while it is spitting rain. If the surface becomes completely wetted, then light rain, or heavier, has begun.

So that's it - not copyrighted; feel free to use.

Watch a video (Madweather's first attempt at doing this!)

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